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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Oh My Goodness, Oh My Goodness, Oh My Goodness

Yes that title is indeed me freaking out. Why? Because one of my dreams is coming true!!!! I've always wanted to "do" a showhome. For those of you who haven't already figured it out, I'm an Interior Decorator (hopefully to get into design one day). I've done lots of stuff for friends and family and our own houses of course (all free of charge). But I told Jer one day last year that I would love, love, love to do a showhome one day. So as of today, I'm doing a showhome...picking all the paint, flooring, lighting, cabinet/counters, tile...all by moi! YAY!!!! And then they dropped the big one on me...IT'S GOING TO BE IN THE PARADE OF HOMES NEXT YEAR!!!!!! Talk about breaking out into a sweat. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this....
(this is me being nervous and sweating...a sweating emoticon...hee, hee)

When they called me yesterday to ask if I would be interested in meeting with them, I automatically wanted to tell them I couldn't. They want to pay me to do what I love to do and suddenly I didn't think I was good enough. I'm not good enough to get money for it. I totally undervalue my passion and gift. But I pepped myself up and I'm hoping the confidence will follow closely behind. So, wish me luck and if you have a spare prayer, please send it up for me. Pray that I will create something I can be proud of. I'm going to bust out into the world of decorating...look out HGTV, here I come...okay maybe that's going a little overboard!


17 comments:

Louise said...

That's awesome Erin!!
You go girl!!!
YOU CAN DO IT!

Elin said...

Wow, Erin! I am SO proud of you. I know you can do it! I'll be praying...
E.

Dedee said...

All the prayers you need headed your way. That is awesome. Isn't it funny how the minute someone wants to pay us for what we do best we suddenly don't feel adequate. Go girl and give it all you've got!! Then post pictures so we can see it!

Lindsay said...

Erin, that's AWESOME!
I'm so proud of you :)

Robin said...

That's great! I'm very glad you're getting this opportunity!

Good luck & I will be thinking about you.

it's me, Val said...

Um, hello?! That is SO NOT going overboard, my dear! Maybe you will be on HGTV?! Never underestimate your powers! I am so excited for you!

I did not realize you were in ID and that sparked an "ah-ha" in my head. Now I know why we get along so well - we are artsy fartsy people! Did you read my one post about how I almost took on ID as my college major? How cool . . we both have design in our blood :) (I was a graphic design major!)

svea said...

You can toatlly do it Erin. You have given me confidence as I have been decorating our home, You just be yourself and let your creativity flow! and take the money honey, This is totally God's provision for you, and way better than another occupation ( we discussed last week) Yay for you!

Alexis Jacobs said...

How awesome! You'll do great!

Erin said...

Thank you all for your support and encouragement! I really appreciate it. Now to figure out what to charge them...

Nadine said...

Well congratulations! That is such great news. Don't be nervous you'll do great I'm sure. Just go for it and have fun. Getting paid for what you love is awesome.

Ruth said...

wow! soooo excited for you friend. yah! create away....

Elleah said...

AWESOME! I'm SO proud of you as I have heard you talk about this dream for a long time! I have a song for you: "I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky..." hee hee...seemed applicable right now

Heather :) said...

That is awesome news! It will be lots of fun I'm sure and you will do a great job!

Joyce said...

:) way to go, Erin.
That's got to get your blood pumping!

cheeky said...

Erin,
This is a wonderful blessing and an amazing opportuinity. God opens doors. Deep breath . . . you are a precious ruby, don't ever doubt your ability.
I love decorating and I am the person who notices all the details, and appreciates them. Hope you incorporate this project into your blog to share with all of us.

Jenene said...

Erin, that is SO AWESOME! I'm excited to hear all your ideas. And I agree with the rest: share it with all of us on your blog. ;)

Erin said...

Thanks again to all of you for standing behind me and encouraging me. It's such a blessing to have friends who support and pray for me. And yes, I will be updating you all on the progress. Should be fun!

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