I feel like I have just arrived. The kind of arrival where the taxi cab driver slams on his brakes, pulls the cab over to the side of the road, directs you to the great big gate of opportunity and hands you the golden ticket.
The people over at Design*Sponge thought my make-over was interesting enough to showcase it on the “before and after” feature on their website, and I’m still floored. Absolutely gob smacked in fact. But the extra cherry on top was a recent interview I did with Melaine at over at My Sweet Savannah, one of the most creative bloggers I know.
While I’ve got your ear may I make small confession? Up until the very moment I revealed my home last week, for the whole world to see, I second guessed myself. My design sense went from this to this, as I developed a new color palette and proceeded to reinvent my own style. Throughout the entire 12-month remodel, I nervously paced the floors at 2am, worrying if I made the grade, asking myself “Is it good enough?”…“Am I doing enough?”…“Am I good enough?” It’s probably not a good thing to put yourself under this type of pressure, I realize that. But there’s something inside of me that thrives on that exact challenge. I just never expected the results. You guys, through all your comments and emails, blog posts and phone calls - You have made me feel like I have arrived. And I am so glad to be here.
Thursday, September 3, 2009