Darin Michelle
Creative Director

Darin Michelle

Made in Maryland

Leap of Faith


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This month, two years ago I took a major leap of faith. I left my job to become a full-time Independent Graphic Designer. Taking this step made me realize exactly why they call it a 'leap of faith'. You are literally leaping into the unknown and the only thing that can hold you together is faith. For me, my faith is rooted first in my Christianity and second in myself. Before I could fully leap, I went through a period where I needed something else. At the time, I didn't believe that my faith in God or myself could take me to the place where I could truly step out and follow my dreams.

I found the importance in the creative community I had around me and found true inspiration in my friends who had taken the plunge before me. I listened to their stories, I took their advice and I watched as they themselves stepped out on the very faith that I wanted so badly. It was in these moments that I realized that both my faith in God and my faith in myself were really all that I needed to leap! Why was I so scared and why was I so unbelieving that I too was capable of properly fulfilling this dream? For the same reasons that most people do: finances, lack of organization, lack of discipline, etc. All those things that we fear we'll run into after we take the leap. I ran into all of them and thankfully got out on the other side of these obstacles with a better understanding of what it takes to take on this task of self-employment.

It's not easy and it's a little scary, but in the end, it's worth it. I wouldn't take back anything! My goal every day is to keep this train going and I intend on doing just that.


Leap into your dreams! Dream bigger and get in touch with where your faith lies!