Almost all of us have dreamed of doing something different at some point in our lives. Maybe we hate the situation we're in, we're bored or we know we have the potential to do SO much more.
Viewing entries tagged
I first found out about Joy when a good friend of mine, Julia Wester, decided to leave her television job in 2013 and follow her passion into the world of design. Julia is now Oh Joy's Prop Stylist and Crafter. She turned me on to all three of Joy’s books as well as her blog which features everything from fun ideas on crafting, design and recipes to glimpses into Joy’s personal life with her husband, Bob, and two kiddos; Ruby and Coco.
About this time last year I was in the middle of a 32 week contract for a project that was one of the most challenging and time consuming shows I'd ever tackled. It was a non-stop, whip-lash inducing roller coaster.
For the entire run of the project, I kept a dirty little secret...
If I could describe myself ten years ago, I was spunky, outgoing, motivated and full of vibrant life. I was a force of energy and creativity. I busted my tail to land in my dream industry; producing, directing and writing for television. I constantly had to pinch myself that I had done it. I had taken the risk of leaving the city I loved - Chicago - and moved west to follow my dreams.
To this day, I still acknowledge the risks I took to chase my dreams. If I did it then, I can do it again.
Along for the ride came my best friend/fiancé and as we navigated this scary new world, at least we knew we had each other. Those first few years were tough! Emotionally, romantically, financially. We were both trying to find our way in our respective businesses as well as cope with being two fish out water in a town known for hanging you out to dry.