My blog was born out of tragedy. I began writing my blog as many of you know after the death of my son. I had been a designer since 1998, but in 2009 after Walker’s accident, when I wasn’t able to meet with clients I started the blog. I truly didn’t want to see anyone, so the blog was a place I could write about design and keep a connection to the design community. I admit I didn’t know what I was doing and had no idea what it would come to mean to me. I just did it. In a way, I think it was a form of survival. I think that’s why this nomination means so much to me.
I have people ask me all the time what I get out of blogging and why I spend the time to do it. It’s simple! I have made some amazing friends and been invited on amazing trips. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I would be working again, if not for friendships made through my blog. I wouldn’t know the incredibly talented designers Cristin Priest of Simplified Bee and Meredith Heron of Meredith Heron Design.
This picture pretty much says it all. I’m not sure who I was telling what but I’m behind Marilyn Russell the lady who nominated me. Guess what…I nominated her first and then she turned around and nominated me in the same contest. That’s the kind of friend she is. When you have people in your life who have your back no matter what, you have more riches than money can buy. I cherish my friends I have made through my blogging.