Monday, September 10, 2012
I Tried Being a Normal Design Blogger
I am sure that my handful of faithful readers has noticed that I disappeared from the blog landscape over the last few months. It wasn't because I didn't think about you guys or my little blog that I do love, it's just that I felt kind of hopeless about blogging. Life threw me some big curves over the last few months; so big that they rocked my world. My Dad, my sweet Daddy, became very ill with Alzheimers last fall. It was aggressive and cruel. We lost him just a few weeks ago. I struggled to work while focusing so hard to do everything I could to help him. But the worst happened anyway.
During this time, I would feel like writing and I would open up my blog and sit and stare at the screen. I knew that I should post some pretty pictures of furnishings, lighting, accessories, all the things all of us design enthusiasts love to look at every day. The problem was, I didn't feel like talking about any of that. Those things seemed pretty insignificant to me at that point. So, I didn't write. I felt very much not like a design blogger. Normal design bloggers are always happy, have perfect homes and perfect lives, right? At least that's how it appears on so many of the blogs. And maybe my readers don't want to hear about serious, real life. I don't know. But that is what will be discussed here. Life. And yes, how our homes, our workplaces, and our design dreams all fit into our very real lives.
They say the truth always comes out. The truth is I guess I not a normal design blogger. But I am a designer and I love it and I am passionate about it. So hopefully we can all hang together, be real, and talk about all the beauty the world has to offer those of us living in the real world.
"And I'm glad to say I've enjoyed every day of the full catastrophe of life"
Posted by Southern Chateau at 8:15 AM