Recently, Beth from the blog, Hello Splendor, asked several design bloggers to take part in a blog crawl. Essentially, we all blog on the same topic, each taking our turn on an assigned day and then passing the torch to the next blogger. Beth came up with the topic of "My Life is an Open Book." Being that my flight from NYC was delayed and I got in at 1 a.m., my "book" is going to be short and sweet (and maybe a little lame. . . ). Forgive me; I'm sleepy.
The Author: Me, of course. I suppose I would be the expert on this subject.
The Setting: A small town in North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte.
The Characters: Emily (obviously), the husband and eventually, our three babies
The Plot: This is the story of a girl who drove to work every day with a sick feeling of dread. She worked in technology sales, you see, and quite frankly, was bored to tears. While sitting in meetings amongst talk of networks, modems and IP addresses, Emily was secretly thinking of what color to paint her living room and whether roman shades or panels would be a better fit for her bedroom windows. She would come home each day and complain to her husband for hours about how much she wanted to find a different job.
The Twist: After months of misery, Emily's very supportive husband encouraged her to give the job the boot and find something that made her happy. Within two weeks, she was hired as a design consultant with Ethan Allen Interiors--a great opportunity to use the sales experience she already had while learning tons about design at the same time.
Fast forward a little less than two years later, and Emily assumes the new role of stay-at-home mom after the birth of her first baby. Fast forward four more years, and Emily has three kids. (How did that happen?!) Soon after the birth of her third baby, she decides she might need a creative outlet and starts a blog in conjunction with her new design business. And, here we are today, with Emily trying to somehow blog, change diapers and decorate. It's a good (crazy) life.
Keep Crawling. . . Learn more about the lives of other design bloggers by reading their posts for the blog crawl. First, visit Lauren at Aspiring Kennedy who posted her life story yesterday.
And, tomorrow, check out The Social Thread.
After more sleep, I'll be back tomorrow with a recap (and lots of pictures) of my trip to NYC and the Nate Berkus Show. It was a blast!