“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
Maybe you need this reminder today.
Entrepreneurship is interesting. Like a leap off of a cliff, there are millions of sensations. The wind in your hair, the sting of the water, the realization that you can, in fact, swim. The first breath after clawing yourself back up.
It is with plenty of nerves and a bit of trepidation, we close the doors of Found in Kind. We are definitely leaping here – into something a bit unknown, a bit exciting and which will remind us that we know how to swim.
This adventure has been a good one – from the people we’ve met, to collaborations, projects and adventures – and we are so thankful.
It’s easy to feel like closing these doors (or perhaps the website redirect itself) is a failure. The change from a to b – or b to the unknown – is just the next step of a lifetime of iteration. We’re constantly changing, constantly evolving – in business and in life.
This shift is making space for things to come.
I’ll be sharing more about this transition and other thoughts on life, entrepreneurship, motherhood and [plenty] more. I’d be honored for you to follow along.
To chasing your dreams & creating magic.
It’s been more than 6 months since posting on here – so instead of doing a too-long post detailing entirely too many bits of life from the past forever, I’m simple here, checking in and saying hello. I gave the space a little refresh and I’m excited to check in here from time to time with updates, exciting news and more. It’s a space to share ideas about work and life, to celebrate and commiserate and to remember the why…
Update: I’ve removed the old posts on this site – they still exist, and many will be coming back to life with a refresh of images and content that better reflect life, dreams & thoughts of today and the learnings that brought me here.