I can not believe that I’ve had my Interior Design business and have been blogging for a year now. In one aspect it seems like I started “this whole thing” yesterday, and in another, I feel like I’ve never not been doing it – it’s a strange feeling! Well, all I can say is, what a year it’s been. Last year, my first post title was making Lemonade Out of Lemons, and I still feel that is the best way to sum up how my new venture began.
The last few years have been quite a roller coaster ride (I’ll spare you the up and down details), and I never could have imagined that a year ago this is the path that I’d be on. Thankfully I can say that I haven’t regretted one moment of it. My Design business and blog started from my deciding to become a Design Consultant with Willow House. In the beginning, my Willow House business was thriving, but after a few months it took a backseat to my growing Interior Design and blogging endevour. With the year anniversary upon me, I’ve decided to not renew my contract with Willow House and instead focus my efforts on continuing the growth of my brand and business. Fingers crossed, I’m hoping it goes up, up, up from here!!!
The best part of this whole year has been the amazing people that I have met. Through heartfelt comments, Facebook chats, Twitter conversations, and back-and-forth emails, I can sincerely say that I have some awesome friends. Even though most of them, I have never met in person, I’ve had the opportunity to build some wonderful relationships that I know will continue growing with time! Especially when we all meet at Haven in June (I can not wait!).
The most surprising part of the year has been how much I’ve changed. I’ve become more creative, and less apprehensive. More experimental, and less timid. And much more
cheap frugal since I’d rather buy than DIY!
So on this day, my one year anniversary, I don’t have an amazing giveaway or announcement to give you. I just have me! Me saying to you, thank you.
Thank you for visiting SAS interiors. Thank you for returning each and every day. Thank you for the motivation and your amazingly thoughtful, kind, and sincere comments. Those words are what keep me going each and everyday day. As it’s been said in the past, you can make more at Mcdonalds than blogging, but I do this because I love it. I love sharing my thoughts and ideas, and in turn I love hearing from you. As I’ve said in the past, through one’s blog their first layer shines through. With Facebook, another layer is peeled away and through twitter, you actually get to know a person and who they really are. I encourage you to connect with me in other places, other than just my blog. Visit me on Facebook and Twitter - share your projects and tell me what you’re up to.
Lastly, I want to share with you some of my plans for Year #2! As I’m no longer a Design Consultant with Willow House, I am able to focus my efforts on continuing the growth of my Interior Design business locally in Saratoga, NY, as well as my E-Decorating services worldwide. I also have a second blog “in the works” and am going to be a regular blog contributor on BuildDirect, an online retailer and design blog pertaining to design inspiration, trends, and anything to do with the home. That’s what I have planned for right now, but I am hopeful that there will be more amazing opportunities along the way. Who knows what the future has to hold – That’s for God to know and for me to find out!!
So here’s to another YEAR ahead…please celebrate with me and Thank You so much again!!