I began this journey with the goal of creating an on-line presence for and growing my business, Cathy Wall Designs, as well as a place to share a bit about my design aesthetic. I believe I have accomplished this, yet I am occasionally dissatisfied with the fact that the process is so slow and painstaking. My business has grown, but not at the rate I anticipated by having a blog (perhaps an unrealistic expectation), my blog readership has grown, but also at a pace that is different than what I expected, I've had moments of frustration, thought about quitting and yet, because I enjoy the process and have begun to find a routine with posting (among other things), I have kept at it.
What draws me to blogging is the community of like minded, talented, wonderful people. In my wildest dreams I never anticipated this benefit of blogging, new friends! Think of that class in school, where once your project was complete, you displayed it in front of everyone for critique.....We are always most critical of ourselves, but these caring, insightful individuals found reason to be impressed with your work. They complimented, found positives you had never considered and helped you see your work in a different light. That is the heart of blogging, the folks who come back day after day, take the time to comment when they are inspired and generally give you the inspiration to continue, to improve and to find satisfaction with what you are creating.
So now it's time to set new goals, to look at the year ahead and decide what is next and how blogging figures in to help me to accomplish it all. My husband has been so supportive and patient, which has helped me immensely and cements the fact that writing Room Rx will continue to be part of my "job!" Thanks to all of you for coming by each day, I couldn't do it without you!
In honor of my "anniversary" I decided to make some new pillows for my living room sofa (the one hardly anyone in my family uses). I forgot the before photos on the sunny day that I took the afters, so you'll have to make due with the "4 years ago before." I made all 3 pillows with remnants of fabrics and trim I had sitting around from other projects....I must say, I am pretty pleased with how they turned out....like me, they aren't perfect, but that's ok!
What about you, what is the thing you like the most about your blogging experience, either reading them or writing one?
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design?
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