When I was a little girl, I loved drawing fashion designs and imagining them on the runway. Halloween was a special time for my husband and I, as we would create our own costumes and have a blast being creative. Every year, I would think to myself, "One day, I wish I could be a fashion designer." It always felt like a crazy idea, just a wild dream.
As the years went by, I tried different hobbies and pursued various careers. I even spent 7 years studying healthcare, thinking it was the right path for me. But deep down, I knew my true passion was elsewhere. At 35, feeling lost, I sought guidance from a university career advisor. Surprisingly, he had experience in fashion design.
During our conversation, he asked me a simple but profound question: "What did you want to be when you were little?" I opened up about my childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer but believed that going back to school full time was the only way to make it happen. To my surprise, the advisor shared a different perspective. He told me that if I knew how to sew, I could start my own fashion brand without going back to school. He pointed me toward some helpful resources, and from there, my journey began.
And so, Ang Hill brand was born. It became a reflection of my creative spirit and the dreams I had carried with me since childhood. Through hard work and dedication, I turned my sketches into garments.
Today, Ang Hill stands as a testament to the power of pursuing our dreams. It shows that even the craziest ideas can become reality with passion, perseverance, and a little guidance.
As I look back, I can't help but smile at the memories of our Halloween costumes. In the photo, Rob was Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg lol), and I was Bjork in her famous swan dress that she wore to the Oscars.
As I continue to build my clothing brand, I'm grateful for the advisor who reminded me that formal education isn't the only path to success. Ang Hill is a testament to the power of self-belief, resilience, and the unwavering pursuit of our childhood dreams.