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1.03.2011

Exploration of my inner chameleon


As many do, each new year I become reflective on the past and optimistic for the future.  My resolution (wish) list is long; drink more water, increase my productivity, read more books, learn stuff, exercise, master self-tanner, the list gets longer every year and rarely do I accomplish what was in my mind on January 1st.

2011 feels more pressing to get to my wish list.  This year I will be turning 30, my business is entering its second and critical year, I'm becoming an aunt, and I'm getting married.  What's important every day that builds into a year is to always work on being a better human and improving.

I started this blog as a voice and an outlet, but more than that, I have met friends and learned things that aren't in books.  My 2011 goal for A Curated Lifestyle is to narrow and refine that voice - right now, like me the blog is a bit of a chameleon.  I feel like this condition may be a turn-off to blog readers and potential design clients.

My dichotomous life began when I was born with white-blond hair and dark brown eyes to a Jewish mother and a Wyoming-born father.  I have been managing conflicting positions since.  I want all of the amenities in a hotel, but want no amenities while camping.  I love a juicy cheeseburger, but hate animal cruelty (I am an almost-vegetarian).  I can design beautiful homes for others, but my own home is a complete mismatch (the chameleon can't decide).  I manage design projects for budgets in the multi-millions, but won't think twice about painting a client's mirror myself.

So perhaps 2011 is the year my resolution list is no longer a wish list and I refine my voice.  I'd love to hear what you think about A Curated Lifestyle/CKID and what you would like to see in the future and tell me what resolution stays with you year after year.  Take the poll on the right column too!


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