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New Game. New Rules.


It has been just over 2 months since I quit my 9-5 corporate grind (2 months and 8 days but who’s counting?). Since then, I have been designing numerous rooms, building a tribe of like minded designers online, launching an Etsy Store, lots of shopping (business and personal), outlining a book, coming up with online digital design products, going to the beach and spending lots of time with my family and summer visitors. There are lots of visitors in the summer when you live in a destination city such as San Diego!

I was desperate to have the flexibility in my work schedule to do these things, with ease, without guilt. By golly, I am doing it! Leaving my 9-5 corporate job was the best thing I could’ve done for myself and for my family. I can work whenever creativity strikes – most days it’s not even remotely between the hours of 9-5 and I’ve quickly come to accept that. I can nap (guilt-free) because it’s much needed after a late night on my laptop in bed because I was “in the flow”. That’s the sweet spot. It’s like finding a unicorn! Sometimes inspiration strikes when I least expect it. Even though I am dead tired and would rather sleep, I create.


I have also taken, not one, but two proper vacations! If that’s not freedom, I don’t know what is! Trip number one was just my husband and I, in our Prius, on the open road to San Francisco to see The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Tour.

We did the whole Summer of Love experience. We watched live shows (Rachel Platten & Kelly Clarkson) on Hippie Hill in Golden State Park, hung out way too much on Haight, shopped vintage vinyl and posters at Amoeba Music and of course visited the Grateful Dead House on Ashbury. The last night there, we went to see The Grateful Dead at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and got to experience the many sights, sounds and smells of Shakedown Street. It was peace, it was love and for just a moment in time, it was 1970 again. The show itself was incredible and I am so grateful (no pun intended) to have seen them one last time.


I worked a couple of days then took another 5 days off to staycation in the sleepy beach town of Encinitas. There is a quaint Beach Bunglow called Hemingway’s Beach House. Those days were filled with endless blathering (mostly me and my soul sister Nic), cooking (for 7 hungry kids and teens) and lots of laughter. Sitting on the beach and unplugging in general was all that was on the docket for those 5 days.

Refreshed and Renewed...

Transitions are not easy. Being a creative entrepreneur is not easy. But after all of that R&R, I feel completely refreshed and renewed so put me in coach, I'm ready to play. This time a new game with new rules.

Your home should be a reflection of you, your story and your next chapter. It should support and nurture you after a long day at the office. I can help.

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