So, kids, last night was a big night for me. I didn't say anything on here prior to it, because if it didn't go well, I didn't want to have to tell you. What can I say, I'm a weeney like that. Fortunately, that wasn't the case so, you are going to get to hear a wee bit of bragging right now (not too much, promise.)
Last night was the design excellence awards for interior design and architecture here in Kansas City. Fortunately, you only have to live here in the area, and the projects can be from anywhere (aka NYC) in order to be considered. There are not many opportunities to win and you could only enter a space in three categories (there are only like 7categories pertaining to interior design, I think.).
I feel so lucky to have come away with so many awards. It makes me feel amazing that I went in there last night and sat alone (save for my wonderful husband) before the awards. No one knew who I was, or cared. And I left with an armful of awards and people knowing my name (and caring.) I have to say, it was one of the most rewarding nights of my life. It made me feel like I am not an imposter. Like I can do this. Like I might be something special. And really, isn't that what we all are searching for in the end? Legitimacy.
One of the largest perks of winning is getting featured in KC Magazine. The biggest struggle here in KC is getting your name out there into the right circles. Business has been non-existent since we moved back, as my connections are not there yet. However, this will help (hopefully) immensely. It is one of the largest publications here in the city and I pray it brings in some business.
So, that's it everyone. I'm sorry, I know this is a wordy, inspirational picture-less post. But, it is a huge step forward toward reaching some of my goals, and doing the thing I love. Just wanted to share, as it is deeply gratifying for me! Thanks for listening, and for the support here. It's helped me get through some very dry times. You're the best. And, right now, so am I. Yay!!!!