Thinking back to five years ago, I would never have imagined being in this position…or even 6 months ago. Life always throws some crazy opportunities in the mix and (I admit) I’ve found it difficult to find my balance amongst it all. We’re all human in the end and it is so incredibly easy to push things to the end of the list to focus on others.

In the last few months, I managed to finish my Masters degree, say goodbye to uni forever, step into the real world of Architecture and meet some incredibly wonderful people. Looking back on 2015, it was a year of reflection, transition, and a real eye opener. I would say it was a year that I could really focus on myself. The negativity, gossip and drama don’t seem to fill my conversations anymore and I’m finding myself becoming more genuine with people. I’m surrounded by people who inspire me with the major transitions in their lives and I’ve never been more excited. Friends that are moving cities, countries or changing careers – it all proves that nothing is set in stone and that we only create opportunities for ourselves.

2016 is going to be a year of opportunity. It’s not to say I’m waiting for an opportunity to fall into my lap but I want to create those opportunities. I love the quote, “You can’t use up creativity – the more you use, the more you have“. There’s this ball of creativity that’s been in me since I was a child and it screams colour, spontaneity, and adventure. You all inspire me, push me and give me the confidence to love what I do. The dream of creating this brand, label and online store is something that I am grateful to be able to work with you all on.

Atarlo is about creating a world for yourself, having no fear and jumping into the world of boundless opportunities. Bring on 2016!!


Xx Tracy