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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's A Happy New Year

I love the beginning of the new year and all the possibilities it represents.

2013 feels different to me.

Maybe it's because I'm not "working" right now. No guest blogging, no design teams, no tutorials, no deadlines...basically I have no formal commitments to anyone.

Before now, this would've sent me into a panic. I would question my worth. I would fret over the tens of thousands spent on my formal education over the years and feel terrible that I wasn't using it to make money. My self-esteem would suffer. I would get depressed.

But I've...evolved. (I hope.)

This year I want to dedicate my time to our home.

One of the things I love about our house is it's 2-story, northern feel and traditional style. But it's time for some updates to the decor. Nothing drastic, nothing expensive. I'm talking about up-cycling, re-cycling, and re-purposing. I want to stop being afraid of stepping out of my neutral-ruled comfort zone. Will I dare to put a coat of paint on real wood furniture? Can I add a trendy chevron print in a way that doesn't look out of place?

I have hot pink hair, several tattoos, & I'm a member of a woman's motorcycle group called The Chrome Divas. Yet my house doesn't reflect this side of my personality. At all.

I'm excited for 2013.

Really excited.