Be the Dream
These past few years have really put me through the ringer. I was minding my own business when life decided to serve me a nice hearty dose of reality. But as in most things, it doesn’t take long to realize you’ve got to either learn to float and swim or you will drown. Drowning was not an option. I learned I am a strong swimmer, and if need be, I will float until the waters rise and tip over the edge.
That’s part of how this blog came to fruition. As I kept paddling through my journey, I learned to focus on my inner-self. I take nature walks, go on more hikes, and spend just a little more time being one with me. We are so focused on makeup, hair, and wardrobe, we forget about our inner core and what it takes to maintain its youth, vigor, and zest for life.
When I came upon the QAN bracelet and necklace set, it spoke to me because the QAN motto is, “If you can dream it, you can become it.” The brand is all about believing in yourself. Their focus is the journey you experience on your way to becoming your best self.
My sister has a motto on her wall. It was the first thing she put up when she moved into her place. “Are you dancing in the rain?” QAN is all about that. Because every step, no matter rain or shine, is a step in your journey. The only thing that matters is that you take that step.
My favorite aspect of QAN’s pieces is the pendant. It has 4 sides representing north, south, east, and west so you can always point yourself in the direction of your dream. There are 12 points representing the time and month of the year - reminding you to go after that dream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long.
The pieces are unisex and I caught my hubs trying on my pendant and bracelet the other morning and hey, it looked good! They come in black and white but check out the site for all your options. Because the pieces are inspirational, motivational, unisex, and come in various sizes, the QAN bracelet and necklace are on the top of my holiday gift guide.
So you know by now if I’m going on and on about a product on this blog, it means the company behind it is pretty exceptional - QAN didn’t stop at just creating pieces to inspire, they actually got their butts up and did something, too. They’ve made a public promise to always give back. They are committed to giving 12% of proceeds to charitable partners who work to make the world a better place.
QAN’s motto for giving back is, “Help us fight inequality, defend human rights, support our youth, and protect dreams!”
QAN’s current campaigns include World Vision, where they are donating 6% of each item sold to promote World Vision’s educational programs. Also, QAN will be donating 6% to City Year, to help bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students need and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide.