What are the odds?
[Donald] Okay seriously, what are the odds that taking any sort of large financial gamble will pay off? How many people have decided to start their own business only to have it come crashing down, showering tons of “what the hell was I thinking” debris down over them and their families? The answer… more than you think.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that most people are currently working at a job that they would consider to NOT be their ideal one. Sorry, I know this may sound like a lot of rambling non-sense, but I needed to get these thoughts out. Anyways, my point is that no matter what shitty job in whatever shitty town we may end up, the grass will always seem greener. My theory, it probably is! Who says we have to sit around taking orders from other people. I wanted to be my own boss and risk the embarrassing failure of it all. Life is too short to think about the things we should have tried and the jobs we wished we had.
So here is the skinny with LoudLion. We sell shirts. Hopefully, other things too in the future. Oh, and I am a freelance graphic designer for the time being. Jonna (the better half) still works full time, but hopefully someday won’t have to. This may seem like a strange and silly business to start up, and most wouldn’t see any true potential to make a go of it. But we do. I have wanted to make this happen for years and never had the courage to do so. One fine day I met a girl, the stars aligned (shutup it’s true) and I was finally able to open up. Her backing me on this dream, and sharing it with me is what made it all possible. Honestly I don’t think I could have done this on my own. This is our dream now and hopefully someday we can look back and say that this was a our risk to take, and we kicked its ass. If not, at least we will have a shitload of shirts to wear!
Exciting times are ahead, and we hope to share it all with everyone. LoudLion, coming January 2012.
[Jonna] Better half he says. Too kind. Honestly, we’re just a perfect combination (also shut up, it’s true). I’m a constant dreamer, wisher, gazer into other supposedly greener yards. Without Donald’s determination and fearless risk-taking, I would probably spend most of my time spinning in circles. So, together, we’re taking a risk. We love t-shirts, love working on stuff we enjoy, love simple, fun, quirky designs…so here we go. I’m so proud of Donald. Busting his ass day and night on freelance design and shirts. And like he said, the best part of this is that we’re learning what it means to take riskstogether, to support each other in our dreams, to believe in each other, to learn new skills, and to live our life together without regrets and ‘should haves’. Our dream is to live life on our terms, having fun along the way, with time for friends and family. Thanks for being a part of this.
By: Donald Jorgensen & Jonna Wysong