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1/6/2013: Good To Go!!

Happy 2013, you guys!

I haven’t shared my thoughts in a hot minute, I know.  But now’s a great time to play catch-up.  For the most part, I’ve just been trying to get my life together.  Financially, I was a mess.  But, as posted on my Facebook page, I recently became employed.  No more temp agencies–HOORAAAYY!!!  I’m in a much better space now:-)

Prior to landing a job however, I was in really poor shape.  oneculture, despite my good intentions, had become nothing more than an unattainable day dream.  Anger, anxiety and despair best describe my mental state during this time.  Without going into detail, things had gotten really rotten.  I keep a separate diary that more intimately chronicles my struggles.  Eventually, if I’m able to build oneculture into a company that matters, my intentions are to share the good, the bad and the ugly; subject matter to which every starving artist can relate, I’m sure…

But, again, things are back on track now.  Unfortunately, during my first few weeks of work I had to place all things denim on hold in order to attend to more urgent needs, namely, new work boots, front tires and a laptop ($$$).  Furthermore, my poor car is literally falling apart.  But it’ll have to wait.  For the first time in a long time I can afford to focus on the thing that I love the most—denim.

I’ve already ordered half the fabric I’ll need for production.  I visited my manufacturer yesterday in order to check in (it’s been a while, lol!) as well as to cover a few final particulars.  They’re doing so well nowadays (busy, busy, busy) that they’re actually turning brands away.  The plan is to produce my line sometime during June or July.  Sounds good!  Right now I’m just paying rent, buying groceries, saving and buying supplies. That’s it. The June/July schedule gives me time to get everything done on my end…

…perhaps, lol!  After all, real life is known to throw curves into a plan.  But if all continues as is, then we are good to go!!  That’s it for now.  If you have any questions, just shoot me an email.  I’ll keep you all posted.  Stay tuned!!

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Cheers,
Mark
oneculture
For those who love jeans
mark@houseofoneculture.com

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