Back in October, I made the leap - with my family's blessing - to go back to school and really pursue interior design. So far, it feels like the best decision I've made in years. I've truly been able to learn and explore something I'm very passionate about, but my one regret would have to be the neglect this page has suffered in the meantime.
(I promise I'm nearly done with those boots! They'll be the first thing I write about in July!)
While interior design is what brought me here, there were a few things really missing today. It was a nearly perfect birthday: dinner with a friend, some project work, and a very laid back kind of day. There were some missing pieces: I can't help but think of my husband, and even my dog and cat, and how much I miss them today. I don't normally get homesick, but today it's fair to say that I'm a little family-sick instead.
One of the other extremely fun projects I took on was building this bike. I can't help but think about how completely in over my head it felt when I started, but how rewarding it was once it was finished.
It's build completely out of spare parts from several different bikes: sixties Schwinn frame, eighties handlebars, gears, brakes, seat, and rack, and nineties wheels. The only new piece needed were tubes for the tires. I'm glad to say that I completed it nearly on my own, but was so thankful for the little bit of advice I got from my cousin and a friend of mine - both of which know more about bikes that I ever will. And for the people at Angry Catfish who happily exchanged my tubes when I bought the wrong size, and installed them for me on the spot. They were absolutely wonderful.
Looking to the future, I can't say that I've been more excited in the past year than I am today. Thinking about where I've been and where I'll be going fills me with more joy than I knew was possible at such an unpredictable time in my life.
About a month ago, my husband and I took the leap into the twenty-first century, and we got ourselves iPhones. This fortune cookie insert was the first picture I took with it, and it seems fitting to share its sentiments as I reflect.
"Your confidence will lead you to success." This is something I hope everyone can take with them too: I've found that my passion gives me confidence, and I am excited in its pursuit to truly find success, in what ever way it may come to me.