During this pandemic, we have seen suffering and death all around us, which makes us realize how vulnerable we all are.  We all have expiry dates; however, for some of us, our expiry date may be sooner rather than later, and Mother Nature may be unforgiving this time around.  Having said that, we do know that there are elements we can control and things we cannot control in this world.  As depressing and discouraging as it all seems, we all have choices, and we all have some power to control our own fate and destiny.  Don’t let others control your life and your finances.  You should never deprive yourself of the things that make you happy.  Life is short and you certainly don’t want to live out your life with regrets.  Don’t sell yourself short.  You shouldn’t procrastinate or waste time and lose all of those golden opportunities that are right in front of you; instead, you should make changes NOW!  You need to pull the trigger, go for it, and just do it!

– Chris Falcon is a Canadian designer and fashion educator with over 35 years of experience in the garment design and manufacturing business.