Sometimes I think about how fast time is moving and it makes my head spin. The shift to indoors happens slowly for those of us hanging onto these last days of summer. I’m always amazed at how easy it is to change our outdoor surroundings, while changing anything indoors becomes a much bigger deal – maybe because it so often involves more than just you. Whether it’s a designer, a painter, an electrician or a contractor, with so many decisions to make and so many choices and people to call, little projects can turn into overwhelm. But the alternative – no change in our homes – has us looking back at who we were. Or worse than that, we’re still living with the wallpaper and colors that the person who lived here before us chose. These little things keep pulling us back when what we want is for our homes to support us in our moving forward.
As an interior designer, I have no trouble changing paint colors, carpets, furniture or even moving walls. (I’ve been dying to knock this wall down in my kitchen for years, and it will happen soon). But I‘ve noticed that I do have trouble moving forward in other areas of my life. Back in May I took the step of re-branding my company. I realized that I had moved forward and there was so much more that my business was about. It was time to re-think and update my brand. Was this easy for me? NO!!! But I slogged through it.
The end result, by just putting one foot and one thought in front of the other and plowing through, is a new identity. Providing my perfectionistic tendencies don’t get in the way, CDB Home will be making its debut very soon.
I’ve noticed that it’s easier to make decisions on some days than on others. I think it’s important to only move forward when it feels right. This technique works for many projects.
It’s also good to understand that you’re never finished. That there will always be more to do. That this change thing is a fluid process. So try not to fight it! Go with the flow! (Sorry, I really hate that saying. I know I should be that girl but I’m just not!)
September seems like a natural time to embrace change! Look around your home and get ready to move indoors. The results could be better than you ever expected!