Today is a special day. We have been approved by the state of California and are recognized as an LLC. We're legal baby!
There is no turning back now. Which is exciting and terrifying.
The good thing is that all of the responsibility is on me right now. I don't technically have employees and I don't have to support anyone else financially, yet.
Do I really understand what this legally entails??? Not really... lmaoooo.
I guess we'll find out next year when I file for taxes. That should be fun.
But for real though, I am really excited about this. All of this shit was just an idea almost two years ago. It really wasn't even a full fledged idea until April 2021. Just a concept.
It's so wild to think that I am now the registered owner of Simplex Minds LLC. I created my first designs for simplex back in 2013.... It's 2022 now. Y'all may think that's a long time from the beginning to where we're at now and it is. It's been a long time.
Simplex , for me, was always the goal. I may not have said it confidently, out loud throughout the years, but it's always been in the back of my mind. I didn't know when I would be getting to it or if I really would be getting to it, but it was always in the back of my mind.
Was the plan for Simplex to be this?
A platform to geek out about creatives who are making the complex look simple?
A place to share your truthful process with your project to allow others to learn and connect from your mistakes and obstacles?
A space dedicated to creative process and growth?
I initially just wanted to create a clothing brand with clean designs because I couldn't connect to the clothing brands available or that everyone else was wearing. I wasn't a skater. I didn't surf. I didn't like loud colors. I was someone who didn't like to stick out and have attention. I just wanted an aesthetic where people would look at what I'm wearing, give me a little head nod, and go about their day. Something clean and quiet.
Am I glad I didn't pull the trigger back then?
Hell yeah, I could've prob got sued because I was gonna name it Simplex Apparel and funny enough that name was trademarked around the same time.
I'm getting on a tangent.
Simplex Minds is now a legal entity in the state of California. Is it fully set up? No. But, we have the first step done.
We have to get a lot more done. Like filing for a tax ID, which I have no clue how to do. Finding a bank and opening up a business account. Set up the online store so y'all can buy some Simplex Minds clothing, which is a wild thought. And much more.
If you told me, even two years ago that this is what Simplex would become and that in 2022 it would be a legal entity, I would have never believed it. Simplex was always a far out dream. I always thought I'd go for it eventually, but not this soon. Thought I'd be in my late 30s to 40s.
I have so many ideas for Simplex Minds. Ideas that date back years. Ideas I would randomly think about over the past decade that I thought would be cool for Simplex but it just wasn't an option at that time.
I'm so hyped.
I have no clue where Simplex Minds is going to end up, but it's time to turn it tf up.
I have to be more confident with my choices. I have to just go for it and not look back. Stick to who we are and we'll get to where we want to be. Can't doubt myself. I have to make decisions and stay true to them. The amount of obstacles in front of us is innumerable. But, we'll get to where we need to be.
A huge goal is to be able to live off Simplex Minds and work on it full time. An even bigger goal is to be able to hire the team to do the same. When I'm able to do that, I will cry.
Super excited for the future. Which is a wild sentence to genuinely feel. I hope you all are able to feel that for any amount of time during your lifetime. I haven't felt this excited for the future... ever.
Super blessed and privileged to have this opportunity. I'm going to give it my all. We've gotten so far and it's still only the beginning.
A new chapter has started and I'm eager to see what it has in store.