Hey Peeps! Happy Hump Day! I guess Wednesday will be the day I upload new post each week.
In today’s post I want to talk about taking control over your life in all areas. You all know by now that I am working towards becoming an interior designer. Hopefully I will begin at the Art Institute of Houston this fall. Unfortunately finances may delay that since I am no longer eligible for federal loans and pell grants since the degree will be my second undergrad degree. However, I have not lost faith in my vision, my gift, my passion, or myself. Instead, I have worked even harder to work towards my goal by pushing myself to do things I have never done before.
Touring the Art Institute opened my eyes to many things I had to learn about the industry. I realized at that moment interior design was far more than just filling a room with beautiful things (major AHA Moment for me!) It’s a science to designing a space and designing it right. To get me a head start on what I will be learning in the classroom (because I will be in the classroom soon “FAITH”) I started researching an teaching myself different elements of design.
Here, I was learning about one point perspective drawing. I am THEE worst drawer and must admit that this is my biggest fear about interior design right now. I’m putting a lot of attention towards it in hopes to become more confident in drawing.
Here, I was teaching myself a little about drafting and scaling a room. Again, not my strongest area but an important area to master.
In an effort to become knowledgeable in using fabrics and textiles, I purchased a sewing machine to teach myself how to sew. I’ve never touched a sewing machine in my life until now. Right now I am practicing by making pillow covers and I find it quite soothing while I’m listening to music.
I share all of this with you all only to say YOU HAVE THE POWER AND CONTROL TO MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY. A lot of times road blocks come to throw us off track, but I encourage you to keep doing things that will get you to where you want to be. Although The Art Institute seems out of reach right now, I will continue to move forward. I’m a firm believer that our gifts and life callings will allow everything to line up in our favor. You may not see the end of the tunnel right now, but keep walking and working.
In the words of Oprah,“The only courage you ever need is the courage to live the life of your dreams. (Can’t wait to share this experience with you all. LIFE CHANGING!)
If you would like to support my design education, you may do so by reading my story at GoFundMe.
Cheers to conquering our goals and dreams in 2015!