All It Takes Is Quitting Your Daily Job… and an Umbrella.
People say that it takes an enormous amount of time and effort to change anything for yourself. That sounds like truth, but where does it all begin? In our case, all it took was telling our beloved bosses that we are quitting. Sound pretty simple, but there’s a lot of courage behind that decision.
The story of Vinyl Evolution begins with a day all of you mostly have. The three friends, Anatolii Slobodeniuk, Max Kuzminchuk and Artem Sovenko, gathered for some chill-out activities at the place one of them lived it. The laptops and cell phone were brought up and occupied all of the friends’ time immediately. No one paid attention to anyone else, until one of the shouted «Holly Cow!». Obviously others were not disturbed by that, until some firm and heavy objects were aimed at them. Max left lying there without his slippers and right when the two best friends were getting ready to leave some bruises at his body, they stood there with amusement on their faces. The thick laptop’s screen was looking at the screen with Umbrella shown on it. «Look! That’s an umbrella!», Max yelled with excited eyes.
Despite the new conditions, friends’ intentions did not change. Someone was about to get bullied. Suddenly Max added: « Umbrella carved of the vinyl record!».
«Wooooow!», finally Artem and Anatoliy, the two friends, realized what Max was talking about. «No way!», was their common emotion. Such a simple beauty is very simple to be found, but pretty difficult to be seen or understood in most cases. The Umbrella made an immense impression, which had no borders, on all three lads.
When life is a loaded gun – you just need to pull the trigger. So they did. All three decided to try and make their own umbrella, which was a quick success to make thanks to the main occupations of each of guys: graphic design, computer engineer and video editor. Once the first Umbrella saw the world, the three of us knew that our lives will never be the same.
A few days later, we all agreed to quit our daily jobs, in order to get more free time to dedicate to our vinyl adventure. We were all scared, just like any other regular office worker might be. It should be easy for each of you, reading this, to realize that none of us had any money to invest, so all that was left is to invest time.
You can imagine the puzzlement Artem’s and Max’ faces were expressing, when Anatoliy came to see them in the evening and announced that he didn’t really quit the job, while the other two did. Fortunately, that was just a little joke.
In May 2016 «Vinyl Evolution» workshop celebrates their first birthday. That will be the day we all will recall all the failures and «bruises» our choices lead us to, along with people who stayed together when there was nothing to get some food for, but who kept their positive attitude and faith in the bright and successful future.