Happy Monday! I have a little announcement to make. In exactly 4 weeks I will be going back to school to study Interior Design! This will be the third undergraduate college that I attend (still no degree!). I’ll be at Grand Rapids Community College, which isn’t exactly known for its Design program, but tuition is very inexpensive and it’s conveniently located for me.
I will only be taking two classes but they will be on top of continuing to work full time, so I’ll certainly be kept busy. I am not sure how much this will effect my ability to blog as often as I’d like. We will just have to see!
Via My White Room.
My goal in going back to school is to get a basic understanding of what careers are available in the field of Interior Design and whether or not any might be a good fit for me. I’m going to be straight with you. I am not very good at following through with things. I tend to get ideas that never pan out because I lack motivation and most importantly, confidence. I really want to make this dream career happen, but all the unknowns and inevitable challenges are really scary to think about.
I hesitated to reveal how emotionally invested I am in this. It’s hard to be vulnerable. And what if it ends up not working out? The feeling of failure will be all the more acute knowing that my readers have witnessed it all.
Fears and hesitations aside, my secondary goal for going back to school is just to have fun with it. While a career where I can be creative and challenged would be ideal, if it turns out not to be the right fit for me, I will have learned and grown and at the very least come away with some knowledge that can inform my blogging and personal home decoration. But I do not want to use this as an excuse to give up. This can only be the outcome if I truly and thoughtfully decide that being an Interior Designer is not what I’m meant for.
Over the weekend I discovered Makeunder My Life and felt very inspired by Jess Constable’s “mission to help people design lives with intention”. In a recent post she describes thinking of big formidable problems or opportunities as “monsters“. It struck me that my monster for the new year is clearly going to be this going-back-to-school opportunity and all the work and decision making that will entail.
So that is where I’m at. :) You can be sure I will keep you all posted on how things go! And now some more pretty pictures to decompress with after all that heavy reading.
Rustic cozy goodness. Via Haute Design.
Love the art. Via Design*Sponge.