Inspiration Behind NYA Hippie:
It all started with what most people would call a "normal" lifestyle influenced by society. We are all born into different societies or cultures that quickly shape and instill "proper" values within us. We are forced to live a "normal" lifestyle that we sometimes feel wrong for going against. The pressure from social norms, even well-intended ones, can cloud our minds and feel smothering at times. My mind was filled with a constant internal conflict of negative self-truths that I just couldn't seem to escape from. My "what-ifs" and fear of what others might think hindered me from obtaining my full potential in life. As many others, my every-day life consisted of being in the presence of others who had their own expectations set for me;
until one day, I woke up.
I realized that the only expectations I should have listened to all along, were the ones I had set for myself. As I began meeting these expectations and goals, I noticed that the never ending cycle of negative thoughts started to change. I recognized a change within myself that saw and thought of things in a more positive way. I realized that loving myself, showing compassion and being a good person was far more important than trying to be accepted by others. It was time to start living for myself, without caring about the judgement from others.
What started as a mindset and lifestyle change for me, developed into the guiding principle behind NYA Hippie's work - to EXPAND YOUR MIND!
"Our ability to break free from the norms that hold us back depends on whether or not we allow the actions of others to shape who we are." -Not Your Average Hippie
How It Started:
A few like-minded friends, my fiancé and I formed this business to help inspire a lifestyle and mindset that is centered around self-discovery. There should be no "traditional" model on how to live life or which paths are "correct" to follow. As our "normal lifestyles" began to fade, our passion for an unaverage, hippie lifestyle grew that much more. We learned that the only thing stopping us from achieving our dreams, was ourselves. For the first half of 2019, we worked at our full-time jobs and spent many long nights and weekends continuing to build NYA Hippie. As of October 2019, we decided to start a new chapter in our lives and took on our business venture full time without the approval from others. We haven't looked back since and we're here to encourage you to do the same!
"A mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better." - Richard Branson
Expand Your Mind and Share The Vibes
We are taking many steps forward to build NYA Hippie as a brand that provides what you want and need in life. Our purpose for creating this business is to globally spread the importance of self-worth, love and discovery. Despite the wall society has built around our personalities, each one of us are "unaverage" in our own way. The way we are perceived by others holds no value to the way we perceive ourselves; therefore do not feel obligated to justify your personal beliefs, interests and opinions. Let the disapproval of others encourage you to be the person you want to be, not the person you think you should be. Be who you are FROM WITHIN.
NYA Hippie is an ever-changing brand that strives to provide the most unique products, along with the ideology of inspiring a lifestyle that doesn't form to the norms of society. We would like to thank each and every one of our customers for their support. We truly could not change our lives as well as others, without our community! Express yourself, share our brand and we thank you for being a part of our journey!
You are ENOUGH.
You are LOVED.
You are WORTHY.
You are IMPORTANT.
You are NOT your thoughts and you are NOT what others perceive you to be.
YOU are YOU! EMBRACE IT!
Life is too short to live for someone else or to do things that make others happy. Live life for you and remind yourself, you are enough.