In 2007 I created a pattern and began to make and wear my own run gear to define my own identity as a female, wear colors and clothing that was not only beautifully made but completely functional.
In 2008 I fell in love and married and it got put on pause.
2010 spent 11 months on a logo, paid for trademarks and went through with the entire process of launching one of the very first female only running apparel brands at the cusp of what I knew was the start of a shift.
Small but mighty, ti's been a great experience. Proud of the women we sponsored, kitted out and cheered on.
Being honest with yourself, with how you spend your one life and passions is never easy but if there is one thing I know by now never ignore the wind that calls you more.
Thank you to every woman that purchased Thirty Birds, that loved being sponsored and rocked it out with style, sass and class as it was intended.
I will still design my own kits, because I love the comfort of them.
Regrets? Few, but one that stands out is that I realized as the years went for various reasons that I did not like mixing a life passion with business this closely.
Holding onto my trademarks for sure because they are like a child to me for now.
It's time to tackle a talent I have ignored.
Or maybe been afraid of much in the way at the start I was afraid I would never understand how to be a better runner. A better person or indeed have the courage to love a man with great abandon as I do the love of my life The Randy.
So the sails are set, the anchor about to be pulled up from the ocean floor away from Thirty Birds toward a shore filled with sirens screaming at me to write, write, write.
Change is never easy but required lest one turns back and is set to concrete in this short amazing life.
They are one of my favorite things.
Thirty Birds is from a Persian poem, Conference Of The Birds.
I find myself now one of the thirty, pressing on to the still lake.
THANK YOU AND FAREWELL., IT'S BEEN AMAZING