Back to Life, Back to Basics – This Here Now
Eight years in and I’m wondering how the paint for our signature color changed so much. How did the OCD in me let this slide? Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how you never noticed changes that suddenly you see?
I’m a workaholic. It’s the immigrant in me. I’m most happy working long hours dreamin’ up sourcing trips and bangin’ out designs and stories that I can’t wait to share. So when that all comes to a screeching halt... I’m a M’THR F’IN wreck beaten by anxiety.
2018 kicked off with a nasty case of the flu-turned-pneumonia that lasted a month and broke me. I had surgeries in 2016 and 2017, and you know what? Two days later and hopped up on painkillers, I was obsessing about all the work pilin' up, customer emails to respond to. But not this time. This flu wiped me out to the point that I couldn't work. I couldn’t obsessively check email to keep tabs on everything and to make a mental list of the growing to-do list. I was out cold.
Back to life. Back to the here and now. Every new year I tell myself it’s a fresh start, and I got two chances – standard calendar and lunar. But what I’ve noticed? My new beginning always kicks off after something breaks.
RAD AND HUNGRY is a surreal fever dream come to life that I love and sweat daily. Our system broke, but I’m back at it – chasin’ my dream. Every STMT Kit is so much about who I am and what I love. It’s a piece of me that ships out every month. A one-pound package of a fantastical world where all the things I love collide – lo-fi office supplies, low-down adventures, and rad designs. Our kits aren’t dry goods – they’re a livin’ box full of magic that captures my relationship to different times and places, my relationship to the world through stationery, and my relationship to y’all.
I’m making mistakes. The STMT Kit shipping schedule is bunched up, but we’re gonna get it under control. So bear with us. I’m gonna make it right ‘cause I know that RAD AND HUNGRY is a once in a lifetime dream come true afforded to me by y’all.