December 1, 2011

WEverb11 - One Word.

Yes, I’m starting something else before even remotely finishing the Interior Design Bingo I started. Why? We had to back out of our house and a couple of the posts I had lined up (in my head) were “that house” related. I’m sorry, I just couldn’t do it yet. However, I have now officially completed interior design school, so that won’t also occupy my blogging energy, AND I’m almost over not getting “that house”… meaning, I will be finishing up the bingo in December… either here or on my portfolio website. I did pay more than I like to for a blog to have my own url and fancy Squarespace account, so I should use it, right?

Moving on, WEverb11. Remember Reverb10? Yeah, it’s like that, only different. You can read about it here and sign-up here.
Last year my word was proud, not a bad word for a year and it’s wouldn’t be a bad word for 2011, either. I finished my senior thesis project, the hardest quarter or my college career (so far?), I walked for graduation, and then finished all my interior design classes. If it wasn’t for those 2 pesky general ed courses left to take, I could say I've officially graduated college. Seriously, there were times in my life I never thought I’d say that. I could be cheeky and make my word two words – “suck it” ;-) Suck it to all the people that talked cwrap about me when I dropped out of college the first time, suck it to my ex-boyfriend who didn’t think I’d say in interior design school, basically suck it to anyone who didn’t think I could do this… hack, suck it to the lady would made it virtually impossible for us to purchase they house we thought was our dream first house, forcing us to back out of our contract and continue our search. But, if any of you really know me, I’m not really a “suck it” encapsulating my entire year kinda girl. I try to find the positive spin on most all the I come across.

The word I’ve chosen to encapsulate the 2011, for me, is change.

ChangeDon’t worry, it’s not because I’m changing into someone who’s not positive! It’s because this year has bought on a lot of changes and those changes are going to lead to other changes in 2012. #1 Hubs got a new job with a nice pay bump, which opened up our house budget and THAT opened us up to live in a city we hadn’t even considered before and now can’t even imagine not living there. and #2 Guys, I don’t know if you heard, but I’ve got a BA in interior design now. Yep. I love my job, but now I can start exploring new jobs or doing residential design work on the side.

Are you participating in WEverb11? What is your word?


Jen @ Living a Brighter Life said...

Yay for graduating! That's AWESOME! I'm sorry about the house, but just try to remember that that house just wasn't meant to be. I know how hard it is. We went through two failed attempts before we ended up in the house that are in. And even though the house we are in is different then expected, it is just right for us at this time. Keep your head up! You'll find an even better house soon! :-)

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Jen - THANK YOU! I agree, the house thing is for the best & I'm sure we'll find something else we like as much or better :)

Lauren said...

Congrats on the graduation!! Sorry about the house, but I know you'll find a better one!

Nodakademic said...

Haha, I love the "suck it"!!! But I am glad you're taking a higher road; the future is bright! I tried to be positive with mine too, more so than last year! Congrats on your accomplishments!!

prettyaspeaches said...

Yay for graduating! I'm so proud of you! As for the house, something even better is coming soon.

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Lauren - Thank you :)
@Nodakademic - I'm glad someone else liked my "suck it" ;-) Also, thank you for the congratulations.
@PrettyasPeaches - Thanks, girlie :)

The So-Called Wife said...

Great word--I feel like "change" also encapsulates my year very well. I'm excited about all the positive changes in your life right now, and I hope that many more are on their way in the future. :)

Kim said...

I'm a boring old Accountant but would love your job more! My word was also Change. Can't wait to read the rest of your prompts!

TwoWishes Tara said...

Sorry to hear about your house. But hopefully there will be something even better down the road -- the people just weren't ready to sell yet and needed a little more time! ;)

And congrats on your degree! I love learning so much more about my blog friends via WEverb; looking forward to reading more!

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