The exact same month last year, I was packing my stuff from my desk, waving goodbye to my colleagues and celebrating my newfound freedom. After a year and a half working for a translation company in a small town not far from London, I realized I needed something more than what other people seemed to enjoy at that time. I felt like the life I was living wasn’t mine and I remember spending hours daydreaming about wild adventures full of amazing people, laughs, love and joy.
I had to run, and I had to do it fast. I had to try catching those wild adventures I was so often thinking about. And maybe I never will but running is all I’ve got.
Today, I feel like I’ve run a thousand miles, crossed the Pacific Ocean and jumped from a huge cliff. Today is the day I’m launching the shoe brand I’ve spent the past year working on with my mum. Today is the day Caroline Macaron becomes real.
From this night in December where my mum and I had a Skype conversation about her difficulties to find elegant shoes for her feet to launching a collection of shoes for women concerned by bunions, it feels like a century has passed by. We’ve had our ups and downs, our good and bad days, our moments of joy and frustration, some light of hope and some vision of darkness, we’ve been riding the rollercoaster of trying to make our dream come true.
I don’t know what the future holds for me but no matter what happens, I will always be proud of myself for even trying. Because I can’t imagine living a life with regrets, I’m taking the risk of falling.
Though deep down, I’m secretly hoping that women will fall in love with Caroline Macaron…as much as I did the first time I imagined it. Because a dream is sweeter when shared, I’m hoping many people get to live that dream with my mum and I.
If you guys want to help me gather people by spreading the word, I would be eternally grateful.
Because without all of you and this crazy community, I wouldn’t be here where I’m today, I want to thank you for what you brought to my life, taking that first leap of faith one year ago is the best gift I’ve ever received.
A huge merci from the bottom of my heart.