i spent this past new year's in laguna beach with friends in their beautiful house right on the water. they were very optimistic for the year to come and at the time, i just wasn't feeing it. the past 5 years have been pretty rough emotionally. i have felt like i was stuck on a carousel that seems to be going faster and faster and there's no way off.
the beach has always been one of my spiritual places, if you will. i find comfort in the vastness in the ocean, knowing i am but a small speck in the infinity of the universe. but i also know that i, as small speck, can make a tremendous difference in the world and those closest to me. even though i wasn't convinced 2014 was going to be the "best year ever", i was determined i needed to make some changes.
fast forward 5 months or so, and after some priority wrangling, much deep breathing, a lot of planning, and stars aligning, i decided to follow my dream and my passion of designing full time. (i was previously an oncology nurse practitioner, so this is a big change people!)
nature awes me in it's perfection and I've frequently thought back to the unbelievable sunsets i witnessed in southern california and want my life to be filled with those moments of natural beauty and wonder and surprise and things coming together just right. design is very much like that for me. so, i took a deep breath and flung myself off the carousel. i have found myself where i belong, sincerely excited for the future, eager to do my best, and giddy at the thought that i may actually make this work!!
follow along with me as i live my dream and pursue interior design full time.