6/22/2012

I'm Legit


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!!!!


20 comments:

Holly Baumgartner said...

Good for you! Onward and upward!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Now, I can't wait (hint, hint) to see what you do with the new house. I absolutely loved what you did to your apartment back east.

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

Congrats, Nichole! And all the best. My fingers are crossed for you.

celine [starbies and sangrias] said...

Congrats!!! That is wonderful!!!

Naz said...

It's always a thrill to be valadated and accepted by ones peers. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.

Mary said...

That is wonderful! How exciting for you.

leanne said...

Congratulations! You deserve it, anyone who follows your blog can see how insanely talented you are!

Ana V. Lopez said...

Your work is amazing and you truly deserve the awards!! Congratulations and for many many more to come!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Congrats! Very excited for you... you deserve it!

Jenny B. said...

You so deserve those awards!

Kellie Collis said...

Congratulations! Very well done! Have a fabulous week ahead, Kellie xx

heather (love your space) said...

congratulations--that's fabulous!!

Emily V. said...

That is awesome! So happy for you! Congrats!

Cheri said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome girl! I've known you were "legit" the whole time! ;) So proud of you sister friend! Celebrating with you! Love ya!

Cheri said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome girl! I knew you were "legit" this whole time! ;) So proud of you and celebrating with you! Love ya sister friend! :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

How nice to be recognized for your design work! Congratulations and wishing you all the success you deserve!
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Donna Benedetto said...

Congrats to you! Your work is beautiful! I am sure this will just be the beginning.
Donna
thebeneblog.com

designstiles said...

That's so awesome. I can only imagine the joy and excitement you're feeling. I love what you do and hope you get much more work out of this so I can continue to feast my eyes on the pretty you produce.

Amanda Moore said...

Way to go girl! So happy for you! I have always swooned over your designs and now all of KC will be!

courtneyoutloud said...

BAM!
And that is how you do it lady :)

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