If you didn't get a chance to visit the new site THE EVERY GIRL, you must do it now! Recently, two of my sweet blogging friends Alaina and Danielle joined forces to bring a brand new site where us girls can go to be encouraged and inspired! It's incredible.
It was an honor for myself and my little new york studio apartment to be featured this last week on the site. It was quite a humbling experience to read my own interview and take a look at my life from an onlookers perspective....
While I have been interviewed and featured before, for some reason this experience brought me to tears. I realized how incredibly blessed I am to be part of the blogging world. From the day I started my blog to now has been such a magical ride. I can remember reading books and magazine articles about creative women and how they left their 9-5 to start a creative business and are living the life of their dreams. (Of course, in my head I thought, "if only I had her talent or if only I had her resources, etc..this could go on and on.." but I had to quiet that noise QUICKLY!)
I can remember wanting so bad to be like these women and I truly never, ever even imagined that it could actually ever be me. I can remember working my 9-5 and reading blogs like MadeByGirl and Coco+Kelley and thinking to myself, "wow, now these women inspire me!"
So, I started my blog and put my entire heart and soul into the thing. I spent all my time teaching myself computer things and taking seminars and asking questions, etc. I had to figure it all out on my own (which is why I wrote my e-book) My blog nurtured my creativity in the best way. Before I knew it, I found out how many girls there were out there that were just like me and we shared so many creative similarities and not only that, they were such lovely people.
My friends and family so did not understand and would constantly question me and this silly hobby of mine. My obsession with design and passion for creativity just allowed me to get lost in it all and keep going full steam ahead. I had no idea where I was going, but I knew in my soul I was fulfilling myself with promise and potential and that was all I really needed.
As I continued to take risks and put myself out there, I realized that I didn't need family backing or support from friends because I had a huge network and support system right behind me, the amazing design blogging community. (I mean, where on earth does this happen?)
Soon enough, I had the opportunity to come to New York and start my own interior design business. Becoming an entrepreneuress and pursing the career of my dreams has been such a wild ride and probably the hardest thing to do in a big, brand new city. So scary, but I DID IT and I have survived it and I am still going strong.
What I realized in hind sight, is that living the life of your dreams is absolutely attainable. If you really want it, you can have it. I am absolutely sure of that and I am living proof.
DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE.
I really want to thank all of the wonderful people who emailed me with their stories and shared with me how I have inspired them and IT IS TRULY AN HONOR to be that for you. It brings me to tears. Literally.
I also want to thank my readers who share a passion and love for interiors and style and hang out with me on a daily basis. You guys are incredibly awesome and the best part of my life and I love you so much.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.