It’s crazy to hear myself say…”I’ve been living in Boston for a year”. A year?! But where did the time go? 2014 brought many new friendships, exciting projects and partnerships, courage in taking on my first commercial design project, growth, and a lot of learning. 2014 also brought challenges, a few tears, a handful of arguments, anxiety and stress. But with these challenges, I learned a lot about myself and I am proud of the things I have accomplished this year. If there is one thing I can say I know about myself, it’s that I am someone who can adapt to change…quite easily and with a smile. We moved across the country around this time last year and I basically had to start from scratch in a lot of areas…and here I am: I’ve gained some great friends, a full schedule of design clients, and I now know my way around the city.Here are some highlights of 2014:
1. We’ve been in Boston for a year and is a place we will call home…for a while.
5. Designed some spaces for some awesome people (most are still in the works)…and gained my first commercial project!
To name a few: Kathryn of Bash Studio, Nicole of Nicole Baas Photography, Jenna Kutcher (finally!), a lot of Boston Bloggers, Mary of Millay Vintage, Elizabeth Willis Photography, a few Homepolish colleagues, Joyelle West, Jen Nash, Christopher and Lindsey Dunn (and Sarge), Nikki of Cupcakes for Breakfast!
Buy a Christmas tree + decorate it Make a holiday cocktail and share it with friends Update my Contract with the notes I have saved from completed projects
Bake apple cinnamon scones (I bought the mix at a shop in vermont)
Clean up my email inbox (all organized and go through folders and delete old emails)
Clean up desktop and folders
And clean out my computer to make it faster
Get the studio all set up (almost done)
Actually take advantage of the gym at our apt.
Create more systems for my design process.
Schedule more blog posts in advance
To complete the goals I did not accomplish in December
Hire help with taxes and all business-related items
Get a project published in a reputable interior design magazine, website or blog.
Find a work/life balance
Join a Yoga studio near my house
Schedule a coffee date with a new friend
Save, save, and save $ for upcoming costly events: a trip to italy, two weddings to attend and possibly buying a house!!!*
Take a business course
Organize my computer/hard drive/etc.
*What are some of your goals/resolutions for 2015?
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