The Chinese philosopher Confucius who lived in 500 BC said: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
What a clever guy! Well over 2000 years ago he had understood one of the most important things in life: The joy of doing what you love. If do what you are passionate about it comes to you with ease.
I can’t actually really call what I do with Bag-all work, as it is too much fun to be described by the word work. I do spend many, many hours each day attending to Bag-all and it is what I make a living off, which is what you normally would define as work. But the word work kind of has a negative sound to it, like something you have to struggle a little bit to get done. To me Bag-all is pure pleasure! Of course a lot of things go wrong and there are constantly new challenges to be met, but it doesn’t matter as it is part of something that gives me great joy. Almost like when you have a baby. Although the baby cries and fusses, it is pure love.
With all that being said everything we do becomes part of the business. Like taking a Sunday walk in Central Park becomes an opportunity to take a picture of my new tote bag.
Just a gorgeous day and it made it even better for me as I managed to squeeze in some, hmmm have no better word for it: work.
The Bag-all Asia Tour is soon coming to an end. We are filled with energy and impressions from this beautiful continent. After meeting so many nice people and seeing amazing places, this trip has left us feeling extremely inspired.
Tokyo has been particularly inspiring and its with a long list of new product ideas that we will be heading back to New York. So stay tuned for new, upcoming favorites to our collections!
No rest for the wicked! We started off this year by traveling to Asia, where we've been visiting suppliers, customers and fabric markets in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai.
Now it's time to keep on moving and our next destination is Japan. We're very excited, especially about visiting Bag-all Travel Pop-up stores in Tokyo.
If you want to know more, follow our trip on Instagram: @bag_all.