I remember I was working with a former friend, putting together an interview. We had asked the interviewee what her top interior design tips were. One of the answers was, spend money on having expensive or artistic staple pieces then save money on different items and build your design off those pieces. My former friend, scoffed, “So, obvious.”
I felt little. It wasn’t obvious to me. I thought her response was perfect...elegant, even. A major reason that friend is now a “former” friend, is because while this person taught me so much about the finer things in life...this person also never truly respected me and often said things which implied I was unworthy or not capable.
The fact is: I am unpolished! Does that mean I don’t deserve entry into the artistic spaces I desire? No! And it doesn’t mean you don’t either. We are the curators of our own lives and can design them as we see fit….