So the past couple of weeks has been spent talking to my interior designer, checking out the renovations at the new place, and basically a lot of waiting for people to get back to me on things, finalizing details (didn’t I already say what I wanted clearly??), checking, reconfirming the details (were you even listening??) and praying everyone who is a stakeholder in the “creative deconstructionism” of the new place would just get it right.
And I don’t just mean making sure the toilets and lights are working; I’m talking REALLY getting it right, so I don’t have to make second trips to re-choose wallpaper that isn’t in stock EVEN THOUGH the supplier already gave me a quotation;or having to control myself from screaming my head off because some lady in the lighting shop hadn’t taken the time to remove the wax from her ears AND FORGOT about my order for the dining area centerpiece.
But of course, those of you who have renovated your place before would tell me it’s all part and parcel of the whole process (the part about getting pissed off with designers, contractors etc)— still, I admit I’m a perfectionist, so I’d really appreciate if people could get it right the first time.
Can you please DIR (Do It Right) for once?
There comes a point in your life when all things suddenly seem to be working out right. You can do one of the following: (1) acknowledge it is all happening, relish in it and seize the opportunity; or (2) you can just wonder if it’s all real, and then watch the opportunity pass you by.
I choose (1). Sure, there will be risks involved, you will have your doubts, but I believe with perseverance you can overcome all the odds and see your dreams materialize.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney
One of the silliest things I’d ever heard (read, actually, because it was on the papers) goes something like this
Blogging is my life…if I lose my blog, I have nothing.
That, coming from a certain local Gen-Yer “blogebrity” a couple of years ago after someone hacked into her blog (the one everybody is reading about, apparently. Funny how “everybody” excluded me at the very least), causing her to have lost a lot of money in sponsorships and advertising and whatever nonsense people decided to put on her blog.
My point, probably 3-4 years too late, is this: BLOODY HELL, GET A BLEEDING LIFE ALREADY! And if you say you have nothing if you lose your blog, then you haven’t really achieved anything, have you?