How do these things usually start off? Shall I bang out a list of my attributes and accomplishments? Shall I remain elusive and mysterious? Haha..it’s hard for a shy girl to open up to complete strangers, but it’s becoming increasingly harder not to share my love and my passion with the world. It’s becoming increasingly harder to sit in a cubicle drafting reports and correspondences about things that I could honestly not care less about! Sure, I make a great living..but am I living great? In a world where so many people are bumping around trying to figure out their life’s purpose, why am I not carrying out mine? I’ve known what I was born to do since before I knew that it was a career choice. I was that 8 year old girl whose mother thought she was wacky because every week my bedroom furniture was rearranged, and I cared more about dressing my bed than I did about dressing my dolls. I was born to create beautiful spaces that are both cozy and grand! So how did I end up in a cubicle? Long story short, here goes..
I’m an Army Brat who was born to an ordinary, well-meaning American family. From a very young age, I was encouraged to follow the “straight and narrow” path. Graduate high school, join the military, get out and work for the Government for the rest of your days. Steady paycheck, decent benefits, bills paid..”what more could you want?”. And I went along with it..kinda..I proudly served my country in the United States Air Force, separated with an Honorable Discharge, and went to work for the Government as a Civil Servant…and here I am..in a cubicle. making a living..paying bills..dying a little inside every time I walk into my cubicle.
So what’s the remedy for a creative soul who’s aching to express? Do I quit my job? Run away to California on a hope and a dream? Throw all caution to the wind and sell all of my worldly possessions? Or do I make the most and the best of what opportunities I do have to express myself and make my own world beautiful from the inside out? I think I’ll go with the latter. I recently purchased my first home (a town home in beautiful Charleston, SC) and while it’s been an overwhelming shift of responsibility, it’s also turned out to be just the creative outlet this girl needs! I have a whole big blank canvas to do what I want with! Going from a 1 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house, it’s safe to say there’s A LOT of space and opportunity to create a beautiful dwelling! So that’s just what I’ll do-I will create beauty where I can! I’d like to take you on this journey with me, transforming this house into a home. Welcome to My Chic Suite