#RG @kathlinargiro: "I am lucky to have lived my dream of being a fashion designer selling to the best stores on the planet (Neimans, Saks, etc). I can say that in order to achieve this level of success as an independent designer you have to have God-given talent and be a serious workaholic. However, things get really weird when you have everything you ever thought you wanted and you find yourself feeling miserable. You look in the mirror and realize that you are a slave to yourself on a never-ending hamster wheel of “you’re only as good as your last season”. Now, there have been many amazing accomplishments that I have achieved. I wouldn’t trade those for the world. In fact, the whirlwind of up and down experiences have prepared me very well for what I have come to realize is my REAL purpose: teaching and mentoring up and coming designers and entrepreneurs. I went through a tremendous struggle to come to this realization. I was so identified with being “Kathlin Argiro Fashion Designer” that I forgot that I am a well-rounded human being who is interested in contributing my talents to world. I feared that if I was not Kathlin Argiro “ Fashion Designer” that I would not be respected or valued. I navigated some extreme low points but have come out on the other side of this major transition feeling that it was all a gift. What I thought was my “ultimate dream” was actually my training ground for my true passion which is sharing my knowledge and serving others. Through yoga and deep soul searching, I have found a balance in my life that is far more gratifying than striving for fame and fortune in the fashion world. My advice to all young people is be deeply mindful and realize that if you start to pursue your “dream” and do not find fulfillment, don’t be afraid to search and pivot to another path. Talk to friends and mentors that will help you find your way. Your value does not lie in what you do for a living but in what you feel you are contributing to humanity. Kudos to @livinlikelarz founder of #HalfTheStory for bringing the realities of social media to life. Your real-life relationships are the true foundation of a happy and fulfilling life. #halfthestory!