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Three years ago I launched samcperry.com; I remember the night it launched—it was after midnight and I automated everything to go live at 12:01 am. I was walking down St. Marks Place in New York and received the notification that it was live—I was excited and nervous; I knew what I wanted samcperry to become, but had no idea what I was doing, where it would take me or how I would get there. Fast-forward and here we are, three years later and samcperry is still finding its way in an overcrowded space, but as it continues to grow, I've learned to respect the process and stay true to my voice. (Read more about what I've learned here)
Tomorrow is my birthday, and when I look back at what has happened over the past year, I'm excited to let this year go and start fresh. From getting laid-off to losing long-term friendships, I've been tested me in ways that I didn't think I could, but it has helped me grow into a person that I'm beginning to love more and more each day. Nothing in life comes without a challenge, and I believe that we get pushed to our limits so we can get out of our comfort zones and become the person we were meant to be. I still have a lot of work to do in both my personal life and career, but as the quote goes; "I'm not where I want to be, but I'm thankful I'm not where I used to be," and I'm so thankful for that. I'm off to Italy on Sunday, and I will be using this trip to disconnect, build a deeper connection with #bae, and celebrate another year of life. Cheers to 33!