It’s been quite a while since I last posted- 2 months?!!! If you’re reading this, thanks for sticking around, friend! Today, I want to share a little of what I’ve been up to the last couple of months.
Our family has gone through a transition this year, as we now have 2 kids in full-time school, and we have transferred to a private school. There were several reasons that brought us to this decision, but one main reason is that my Mom is the Head of School. It’s truly an amazing place for them to be, and they are both excelling academically and spiritually. The only drawback to this change is that I now have to drive them to and from school each day. Nearly an hour round-trip in the morning and the afternoon. It has taken quite a bit of getting used to for my youngest and me. We spend a lot of time in that car. Basically, I need a self-driving car, like a Tesla, so I can be doing other things while in the car. Totally worth the money, right??
Morris Design Co
The second big thing is that, with the encouragement of close friends and husband, I launched Morris Design Co! This has been my desire for a while, but I have been too afraid of putting myself out there. Yet, as we continually prayed about what to do, and sought the council of wise people, I was highly encouraged to step out in faith. Are there hundreds of designers in our local area? Yes. Do I know where the clients will come from? No. But I have confidence in my Heavenly Father to be the strength in my weaknesses. Priscilla Shirer writes in her study Discerning the Voice of God,
When He speaks, His words will challenge you to do something outside of your normal realm of acting and thinking.
So, I don’t know exactly how things will work out. I just continue to seek out and do what He calls me to do each day. I have done a couple of projects, for which I am so grateful.
Interior Design School
I have a B.S. in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. And absolutely no desire to obtain more degrees (sorry to those of you who love school & can’t get enough:)! However, I felt like I needed more qualification in the design field other than just saying I’m a designer. So, I enrolled in a course through the New York Institute of Art & Design. I’m now over halfway done and have thoroughly enjoyed everything I’ve learned. By God’s grace, I’ve received all A’s on my projects! I’m learning a lot and getting a lot of drafting practice! I’m not sure if I love hand drafting or SketchUp better- both give a unique challenge and benefit.
At the end of the course, I’ll take a Residential Interior Design certification exam, and also be a member of the Designer’s Society of America. Again, these things don’t make you a designer, but do show that you have the knowledge and experience to be successful.
Anyway, that’s what’s been going on! Thanks for reading along. I’ll continue to post projects and inspiration here, as I have time! Please send me suggestions for what you’d like to see or know!