Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all
And sweetest is the gale is heard; and sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm...
~Emily Dickinson

Friday, March 12, 2010

I knew I became a designer for a reason...

I graduated in 2006 with my bachelor degree in Interior Architecture, AKA Interior Design.
I LOVED every second of school.
It felt right for the first time in my life to be sitting in a classroom.
Too bad 2 months into my 3 year schedule I popped up being pregnant with my first child (Kannon) :)
I never make things easy for myself, even when I don't intentionally do it.
So I went through most of my schooling pregnant.
I was 6 months pregnant with Kalena, my daughter, when I graduated...
I gave my Valedictorian speech knocked up on a stage in front of hundreds, hmmm, I can only imagine what was going through some people's heads.
Whatever...like I have said before, I never take the easy route in life, and quite frankly I find it fantastic to challenge people's perspectives on how things "should" be.

SO, yes, I did it.
I graduated at the top of my class 6 months pregnant with another child at home.
I had many long nights...many long nights.
I think I got so used to NOT sleeping that when Kalena arrived, I was fine with the no sleep schedule.
Maybe that is also why I got postpartum depression after I had Kalena too.
Bottom line, I worked my tail off for that degree, and I loved every minute of it!

That degree was the only one that made sense to me.
I am ridiculous about how my home looks.
NOW, don't think this means I have only the finest furnishings in my home because I DON'T.
In fact Target is one of my favorite places to buy things for my house.
I am just very particular about how my furniture is arranged, how many pillows are fluffed on the couch, and how many blankets I can get on one bed...color coordinated of course.
I love my home.
I love feeling cozy and safe and aesthetically balanced within my environment.
I love colors and textures and how they make me feel.
Considering I spend 90% of my life in my home damnit it's going to appeal to me.

All this being said, however, I don't mind chaos in my home.
I like laughter, ball playing, crayons on the floor, etc.
When you have kids you kind of have to get used to this decor....you don't have a choice unless you are picking up every 10 minutes.

So, I think my talents have been completely utilized to their full potential.
I think my degree was worth every late sleepless night.
I am constantly redecorating due to sharpie marks on the wall and carpet...the furniture must be arranged to hide them all.
I change pillows on my couch every season due to stains, as well as my curtains...but no one else has to know that:)
It just appears as I care enough to change the color scheme of my home every single season.
I also know how to make a room appear as it does not inhabit children....baskets, baskets, and baskets.
They hold everything, you can throw everything in them and they neatly tuck away into nice clean looking shelves.
They hide any evidence of Dora the Explorer books, plastic animals and other child paraphernalia.
The fact that Kannon loves to draw pictures of everything, all of my drawing and perspective classes have come in handy. Princesses in perspective, mermaids and pirates in a room with lush surroundings....um hmm.
I also have all the markers and colored pencils a child could dream of.

Who needs clients in Manhattan Beach?
I have my own world of Interior decorating going on every single day...


peace :)

1 comment:

  1. OK this is just getting too bizarre... perhaps we were twins separated at birth? ;) I promise I am not some crazy psycho-stalker... just relating to everything you say ;)