Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I don’t know why actually sitting down to write has taken me so long but I could give more than a handful of excuses. From my fear of writing and putting everything out to the world to my desire to live in my own creative space- the list goes on and on, but life is about growing and evolving so it’s time to take this creative journey.
Someone once called me a “free spirit-wanderlust” he wasn’t giving me a compliment, yet as a young 25 year old who felt it was more important to pursue ones passion then to get confined to what was expected of me- I took it as one. He later became my boss and had a tremendous impact on my life- one of the first people to give me a real shot. I’ve been thinking about those days, when life was simple (or maybe when I didn’t complicate it) my dream was to have a lavender and goat farm, marry my soul mate and have a couple kids… Funny how that may sound- I actually went the complete opposite direction-I gave up my love of flowers, moved to New York, went back to school to one of the toughest design schools and worked at some of the most competitive and prominent interior design firms in the city. Yet, I was losing myself in the process.
Fast forward to my move out west almost four years ago-who actually moves 3,000 miles away without a job or knowing a soul? Apparently I do. While that was probably the smartest decision I made in a long time; I ended up making my share of mistakes, learned some valuable lessons but ended up gaining myself back in the process.
In the end, we all have to take responsibility for our part. All I ever needed to do was trust myself and have faith in the process. You can’t make everyone happy, your passions choose you, it’s where your heart is. I couldn’t imagine my life without design; I love to create- it’s who I am. This year is about trusting the process, trusting my intuition, and most importantly- letting the free spirit come alive once again.
This time I’m ready for where ever the journey takes me.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Life waits for no one. Every day is a beautiful day to CREATE.