The view from the Space Needle looking out across Puget Sound
My life seems to have entered a new phase.
The last four years have, in all honesty, been a bit of a struggle.
Losing my job; starting my business; going through a series of miscarriages; enduring a difficult birth and nursing a worryingy underweight baby; keeping the business going through early motherhood after my original business partner left; fretting about the Husband’s precarious job – then last year organising everything so we could move to Seattle; getting seriously ill and then finally moving to the other side of the world.
It’s been immensely frustrating for the most part as I always seemed to be treading water and just keeping everything ticking over rather than really focusing on building the business and taking it to the next level.
But now, suddenly, I feel like we’ve built a good platform for the future. I have a beautiful home which delights me; a healthy, happy and funny two year-old; a business which is finally generating a steady stream of orders; a marriage which has survived some precarious times; some wonderful friends and pretty good health (if you discount a very bruised and swollen ankle sustained when I tripped over in the rest area on our way to visit friends in Portland, Oregon this weekend) and summer is just around the corner.
As a result I’m going to refocus this blog a bit, as I feel it’s all got a bit self-indulgent. I want to talk a lot more about running the business and taking it to the next level, and mix this in with a lot more general interior design stuff and of course, house renovation stuff. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.
Is it silly to feel a bit wary about pushing the ‘Publish’ button? As if by writing about how content I am, I am somehow tempting fate?