mE and mY pUrpose....
SO I guess you can say 2010 is my defining year! What I mean by that is I figured out my purpose. I have always known wE all have a purpose. Some question it deeper than others. AltHouGh, not strong into my upbringing in Catholicism I do believe in God, as he has blessed me with a wonderful life. I believe my friends and family would describe me as the friend you can always call. I will always lend you my ear or help you out with something. I know many, dirty little secrets....WELL, not all dirty, but many. I suppose people trust me and they feel it to be safe. Your secrets are safe with me and always will be as long as I gave you my word, my word is good! I often wonder if I should have went into counseling, although, so dysfunctional myself, that would be scary for YoU, if you where my patient. So I will stick to just listening and helping you out, I have earned my masters degree in that! With that being said, that is what my "ahhhhh"moment as described by OpRah.....(I don't want to get sued) was recently. It's time to start blogging! I love interacting with people and being social, most of the time. I have a wonderful circle of family and friends. I do have times I just like to be quiet too, and lay low with my family. That is actually what I truly treasure most in life, my family time!
SiNce I have been a child, I have been very creative. I watched my Mom hang curtains, change place mats, move furniture etc. I once choked on a curtain hook while sitting on the bed watching her, I guess I got bored LOL! I was only 3 years old. By the time I was 8 years old I would change the X-mas decorations around to my liking, not sure if she noticed, and I am not sure if that was me being creative or a control freak....you do remember I mentioned dysfunction?? For the past 15 years I have really set my sites out. I tried my hand in painting, which was a miseRable fail. I did abstracts, my first one was a masterpiece, we even hung it behind our couch. After that it was all down hill. I then built a beautiful dollhouse, which my Mom still has. That was my first and last one. My husband wound up helping with the roof and I was done with ever building again. For a short time I also was making magnets, that lasted about one month. From there I started garbage picking furniture, as my Mom taught me that as well. That has somewhat been a success. The last time I tried to pick garbage my 8 year old son lost his mind, he screamed and cried because he thought I was committing a crime, so we escaped with very little as we made a very fast getaway. I have found some nice things though and painted them and actually have used them. Our first LoVe and passion in decor is our antique collections, which in time I will be showing you all and telling the story behind them. We are now making our own history with them.
LeT the decorating begin, well that is what my friend Lisa in South Florida encouraged me to set my mind to do for others. She decided we would have a small business, myself, her gay brother, his partner and of course, LiSa, she was the manager. Our first job was a promo for my friend Christa.Christa needed a bedroom makeover. So we decided we would be like design on a dime. She gave us a 500.00 budget for accessories, not including the paint. Well we where even nice enough to paint the room, mind you this all was for free! It turned out fabulous and we where really onto something now. We where now the "FAB" 4! I know very original. We would shop together, hang out together and just have a ball. That is until the day Christian was in a minor car accident, and we where scheduled for a BiG job. The job had to go on, and Christian was upset. Lisa and I packed up the car and off we went. I was never so scared in my life! At one point Lisa was under the glass coffee table moving furniture around, and I thought I heard a crack, well I ran outside in a complete panic state. Lisa knew nothing about decorating so I knew I had to finish this job. I did, with yet again another huge success. I wound up going on a few more jobs myself and doing well. I quickly realized though I was not having fun, I was stressed. I ended it. NoW I will do it for fun for friends, I do not want it as a job!!
So now let's talk about the past YeAr experience in my creative world. It started one boring, Sunday morning. I was browsing on HGTV website and saw RMS. I thought "that looks fun"! ( I know, I should have been at church). Well my first upload began, from there it has been wonderful...... OvErAll! I have made many new friends with creative minds and beautiful homes to share. I have improved my home, and my photography skills to say the least. SeVeral of us have had a bad experience with users on the site that want to bring the community down. I can honestly say I have never had anyone bad mouth my home. They chose to come over and use the rating system to put me down. I do believe it was strictly out of jealousy and anger with oneself, and it has nothing at all to do with me. I am certain long after MysElF and others are gone, they will go on to the next person. I will say I was given wonderful comments and shown such kindness and EncoUragement. Even to start this blog...I had some of you mention you would support it, and love it. The nice thing is I can control who comes and says what, because if I do not like it, there is a delete button! The only stars on my blog are YoU ALL!! So thanks for being here! I am looking forward to a lot more fun! And let me mention, I am by no means a writer, and I am sure there are many grammar and punctuation errors....so pardon me, I was day dreaming in sChool, of decOrating and what outfit I was going to wear the next day!!
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