Hi sweetheart. Yes, I was in a very similar situation actually. I recently read my old journal from that time and just THANK GOD I had the guts to make the change when I did. I was just so miserable. Literally, at that time, I took my parents to brunch, told them I had decided to move to LA to do what I’m doing and my mom said “ok, now you’ve said it out loud so you have to do it.” and then 6 months later I did. I was homeless for a year, living and sewing out of my aunt’s garage from the moment I woke up til about 3 am every day. Then different people’s couches for like 2 weeks at a time. And slowly made it happen. But even in that uncertainty and uncomfortability, I was THRILLED at the idea that anything could happen. At my old job, I wasn’t able to be myself. And when you hold back yourself from being yourself, you will do things to harm your mind state because you’re too afraid to make a change. But trust me when I say life is too fucking short to live like that. Just trust your gut, be stubborn in your decision and go for it.
Q: Hi Laina, hope all is well. I'm 24, frustrated with my current situation & want to pursue an active career in a creative field. I have no positive support and been self-reliant for years. Depression has come back and hit me really hard this time. I'm so tired of working in a corporate job, I don't want to be stuck. Have you found yourself in a similar paralyzing situation? If so, what did you do and how did you overcome it? I appreciate the beauty you allow women to feel with your creations.