We had the good fortune of connecting with Patricia Watson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Patricia, is there something you believe many others might not?
People always say to wait- Wait until you have this perfect or wait until you have that perfect. I say DON”T WAIT- JUMP ON OUT THERE. Nothing is certain but time moving forward, and if you wait for everything to be PERFECT- you will be waiting forever. If you have something placed on your heart and in your spirit to do- THEN DO IT, And if you “fail” , you still didn’t fail, you just know what not to do next time. It was a scientific test and now you know what to add to the problem to get the outcome you want. We are NEVER “ready” to start or continue something. There will always be some fear and doubt, but use that to fuel you and as motivation to keep going. To never stop. To achieve beyond your dreams

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart is that I understand that everyone is starting at a different point. I cater services to everyone. From the entrepreneur that needs to only order a few pieces at a time to ensure they sell enough to not have a ton of unsold product laying around; to the business that is looking to provide something cute,practical and personalized to 5,000 employees; to the person looking for something special and different for a friend- We cover them all. It wasn’t and isn’t easy to go against society norm, but it is worthwhile and it makes my day everytime someone recognizes me and shows me their customized piece.

Along the way, I have learned to stay true to myself. All money aint good money, as my sister Annette always says, so sometimes, if something doesn’t align with my end goal of bringing joy to all or uplifting the community, I have to turn it down- Even if that means turning down a huge job.

The world should know that Hood Adjacent Tees is for the people. We are more than a Tee Shirt Company, WE ARE A MOVEMENT!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
FIrst, we would do some relaxing yoga at West Covington Park and just center ourselves before starting our day. Then we would enjoy a little charcuterie snack by the volleyball court. After freshening up, we would go to Towson Mall to The Spot, a DOPE selfie venue to get some pictures. Then we would stop by Capital Lounge on Pennslyvania Ave for some BOMB food and vibe with good people.

Sometime during the weekend, we would DEFINITELY have to stop by to see the Unofficial/Official Mayor of Baltimore AUNTIE- Sonia Speaks to get any and everything we need including advice and blessings. Sometime during the weekend, we will HAVE To go to Happy Hour Heaven with some friends for good drinks, food and more vibes. Of COURSE we have to make our way to North Ave to see The Empanada Lady because EMPANADASSSSSS!!! There is always poetry and/or art shows in our amazing city to check out and hopefully Truth Da Poet is having a show because TRUTH NEVER DISAPPOINTS. Sunday morning, We will visit ReLaunch Nation for a good word from Rev Gabriel Churn Jr, after grab some food and a game of Uno at Wacky Waffles Cafe.. Sometimes during the weeknd, we will have to see where Southern N Smoked is parked at and get some of their famous Potato Balls and Pulled pork

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Village- From my ancestors ordering my steps, to my support system hyping me up, picking me up and helping me dust off and continue. I am NOTHING without them all systematically chatting ” AYYYEEE You GOT THIS”

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