Monday, September 10, 2012

Labors of Love

About a year ago, I decided to find some direction with my interest in Interior Design. I've been blogging here since August 2008, yet still felt driven to do more than talk about all things interiors. I started working with an amazing Life Coach, and found out that not only is design my true passion - it's what I want to do.  Unfortunately, I also had a lot of internal gremlins lurking in my heart, saying things like, "Are you talented enough?" "Will anyone actually pay you to help them decorate their home?" "Is now even a good time to start this kind of venture?"
Confidence isn't exactly my strong suit - especially when it comes to comparing myself with all the other amazing and talented bloggers and designers out there. 
 If you've followed me long enough, you know I dabbled with posts saying I was more or less putting myself out there for design work, and I did begin to work with some clients. Then, in November, I lost my baby at 27 weeks, and for obvious reasons, any thoughts of starting an actual business took a back seat. 
Funny how time and your passions drive you, though, and in my case, someone who kept reminding me that I was working towards something I cared greatly about. 
 It's taken a lot of mental flexing to get to this place. To wrap my brain around the idea that I DO in fact have what it takes. I DO have a unique style and perspective on design, and that dammit, I LOVE IT and want to share! 
 And so...on Wednesday** {heart beating ridiculously as I type} alison giese Interiors will be revealed. I can't. wait. for you to see it, and hope you'll join me for a little virtual toast - to Labors of Love.

**Update - Having a LOT of technical difficulties with the new site/blog, so what was supposed to be launch day turned out to be a big, fat fizzle, but hopefully, it will all be resolved very soon.  So, sit tight, peeps!

14 comments:

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

This may be a silly comment, but I thought you were an interior designer!



Good for you for following your heart! You definitely have what it takes:)

Leah said...

so happy for you! I really admire your courage to follow your dreams.

Chedva said...

I'm so happy for you, Alison!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you, Alison! I have loved your blog for years and the fact that you have a unique perspective and talent is CLEAR. Go chase those dreams!
-Kelly

Meg said...

Alison, sometimes it's through the really terrible things in life that you figure it all out. I wihs you all the best in your new business and look forward to seeing some of the beautiful interiors you create!

Kirsten said...

So glad you are starting your design journey. Obviously I have been a fan for years and wish you the best!

mrs. V { Chez V } said...

Bravo, sister! Loving the new look....waiting for the big reveal with baited breath. I'll virtually toast you this evening as my little finally went back to school today and that's something to celebrate 'round these parts.

Sarah said...

You are an inspiration! Way to make it happen!!!

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Heather Spears Kallus said...

Here's to alison giese Interiors! I'm thrilled for you, Alison! Share the gifts that God gave you ;-) Can't wait to follow you along this new adventure...

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Ok, you are officially living my dream)! I'm so excited for you! Your branding is gorgeous... you are going to be fabulous!

My Interior Life said...

I'm so happy for you!! I too am embarking on this journey, slowly but surely. Lots of doubts, but lots of passion too. Can't wait to see your site. You definitely have the goods and the talent so I can't wait to see more!!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

this is so amazing and i am so happy for you. as long as you are doing what you love you are doing right.

LindsB said...

WOOHOO! So so excited for you! I cant WAIT to see what you have up your sleeves for this new venture!