As a wife, mother, blogger, DIY-er, and dreamer there is so much I dream about.
I dream about my husband finding true success and happiness in his job; I dream about my children growing up and changing the way people see Jesus; I dream about my blog touching the lives of so many; and I dream endlessly about all these deep-down hidden desires that not even I can take seriously.
At the beginning of this week, I revealed the interior of our new home after our major remodel in our kitchen/living room/dining room (see here), and upon doing so, received an enormous amount of feedback from individuals from all over. My heart almost exploded from the amount of love I felt from so many of you. I tried to express my extreme gratitude over a Thank You blog (see here) but so many of you continue to show your love and support in so many different ways and I couldn't help but share a little bit of my heart in all of this.
A lot of people in the last week have asked me questions like: "did you know you always had a passion for interior design?" "Did you go to school for this?" "Can you come decorate my house?" "Are you for hire?" "How do you know how to decorate?" And before I answer ALL those questions let me just say, that I truly value and appreciate each and every one of your questions. It truly means so much to me. But...
No, I didn't always know that I had a passion for interior design, I really didn't start realizing my passion and knack for design/decorating until about a year ago. Although I always loved making each of my rooms growing up as cozy as possible. And that pretty much leads me into answering the next question...I did not study interior design in college, in fact I graduated with a degree in Communication with hopes of going into marketing or advertising.
And my most frequented question/most humbling...YES. I would love to decorate for every one of you. In fact that is my dream. I dream about working in others homes to make it into something they can truly call their home. So hopefully in the near future I can say with great boldness...HIRE ME!
But you want to know a secret? You want to know what holds me back? Even though going into the home decor section of Marshall's makes me giddy with excitement for days, my feelings of inadequacy far outweigh those feelings of excitement. Never studying interior design in school, never learning the ins-and-outs of the way a space should flow, never experiencing true design guidance or teaching. All these things and more hold me back from pursuing what brings me some of my greatest joy.
I so desire to fight those feelings of inadequacy by continuing to do what I love most. So until then, I will answer the last question by saying...I don't know how I know how to decorate but I know that I am going to do my very best to communicate with all of you just why I design the way I do and where I get my inspiration from. So stay tuned friends, I have a lot to share with you all!