As I start writing this new blog post and ponder about the time I took away from the blog, I realize that last year I had spent pretty much the same amount of time away from it. The beginning of a new year is a particular time. It is full of hope and new projects set during a period of the year where the climate is usually harsher and unfriendlier (at least where we live). As much as I usually have new projects with the new year, I find myself during those first months spending time on resting from the past year, taking a break and collecting new inspiration and energy until the first spring days arrive.
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t actually on vacation from January 1st until now. Since launching my business in Madrid after our move I have achieved a few successes that I am (very) proud about, and it was time for me to think seriously about my next steps and where I wanted to go from there. I basically went through the entire business creation thought process, with the added bonus of the experience I have gained in the past years, to create my vision for my business. When I created Emerald Green Interiors in 2010, I just knew what I wanted to do and started doing it, but I didn’t really put that much thought in it. “What exactly did I want to do?, “who was my target client?”, or “what type of collaborations can I build?” were questions I only started to ask myself sometime last year.
I enlisted the help of a few professionals and worked on these questions quietly over the past months, putting my focus and energy where I thought it was most needed and learning to let go the other stuff. You’ll will notice that the look of the site has changed, the information updated, and that the blog has moved from the front page to a separate one. It now reflects the fact that I am an interior designer who blogs, rather than a blogger who designs. A few more changes are coming shortly which I will be happy to share with you.
Thank you for sticking around and reading this. It’s such a great feeling to know that you have loyal readers and supporters sharing the journey with you.