There has been something on my mind lately that I need to get off my chest… don’t worry, it’s not deep and mushy or anything! Here it is- I follow a lot of bloggers and there are quite a few, very talented ones who kill it in home design and styling! Just seeing this and knowing this makes me a little apprehensive to move forward.. I feel like I need to compete with them or be on the same page as them. The reality is.. most of them have been doing this for years; they have a lot of experience under their belts. With experience comes more followers, more business, more projects and more money. The more creative and inspiring you are and the more projects that you have done and blogged about and the more work that you have put in, the more people will notice you. These bloggers didn’t get to where they are overnight! They may be able to spend 10 times as much as I would ever dream of spending on a room renovation! So sometimes, this is the part that I struggle with. I have all these dreams and ideas, all these beautiful planned out rooms in my head.. but then I start looking into the prices of things and.. I stall. I so badly want to keep up with all the latest trends.. but you know what?! Nobody can afford to keep up with all the latest trends, so you have to embrace what you have.. and be SUPER, DUPER CREATIVE!! Maybe swap in a few trendy pieces and get rid of a few outdated ones! I always love an eclectic style! So, I have decided that I need to stop worrying about this and stop comparing myself to others who have many years on me and focus on my projects in my budget! I am going to move forward with what I have and try to be creative and thrifty, yet still stick to my style! I just don’t want to feel like I am letting my readers down because what I post on here will not be a makeover that you see on HGTV, because.. hello, money. I was actually just thinking about this recently, if I had a ton of money, I feel like it would almost be harder to decorate a room! Like where would I even start?! (Actually- WHO AM I TRYING TO KID?? I have NEVER had a problem spending money, it has always come a little too easy.. but it’s a nice thought! Haha!) What I really mean is there are so many options! At least when you have a budget, it narrows down the options a little. Plus, finding deals is one of the funnest parts! Sooooo, now since I got that off my chest, I am ready to go! I hope you will follow along, even if my projects don’t look like they come out of a magazine- I gotta start somewhere!
P.S. If you don’t know me personally, I don’t like to keep things balled up inside. I have to let it out! This is how I have always been, kind of an open book.. and I talk too much sometimes.. I think. I always need to clear the air and get everything out in the open before I can move forward! I think this must all be part of the creative process! It helps me to talk about all my big plans so I can try to piece everything together for my next project! Also, just warning you- sometimes I say I am going to do something, and I mean it with all my heart.. but then a bigger and better idea comes up and the first one goes out the window! Sometimes it just takes a few steps to get it right, it’s all part of the process!
Have a lovely day and thank you for reading!!