How exciting! Today’s DYL interview features Jill Vegas of Speed Decorating. She’s one of the first published authors we’ve had here for a DYL. I really enjoyed reading her intentions in part because she has already accomplished something many of us are interested in: publishing a book! Not to mention that the topic happens to revolve around my favorite hobby: decorating. Talk about a match made in heaven.
Reading Jill’s intentions and knowing all that she’s accomplished, I find myself inspired and encouraged: if she can do it, we can fulfill our intentions too.
DESIGN YOUR LIFE: Jill Vegas, author of Speed Decorating
I want it all! I want to have fun, adventurous date nights with my husband. Â I want goofy, silly, playful time with my son. I want to be present and watch him grow andÂ develop. As a family I want us to spend time together. Â Quality time for us to grow together. Â I want to make memories that are full of love!
I am committed to planning date nights once a week with my husband. Â As a working mother I am still finding the balance. I found a Gymboree book full of simple, playful activities that I can do with him. Â I am making sure that I take the time to have devoted time with my son!Â Â I am scheduling and researching really fun and exciting outings we can do as a family.
I want to make my home beautiful each day. Â Picking up after myself, having good habits so that my home is clutter free. Â By the end of each day I make sure I pick up. Â Some days my husband and I have a hard time putting anything away. I want to come up with a game so that we both clean up and set a good example for my son.
I think it is so important to love my home right now.Â It doesn’t cost anything to clean and straighten your home.Â I recently needed a new wall unit in my living room.Â The one I wanted was too expensive, but I found an awesome substitute at Ikea.Â It makes me happy, I just need to get the rest of the doors on!!
My body…I am nine months postpartum.Â I have eight more pounds to loseÂ to be at my pre-pregnancy weight.Â I recently signed on to do a 30 day challenge.Â It involves exercising 5 days a week not eating after 9o’clock.Â I have broken both of those promises.Â But I am choosing to live in integrity and rat myself out.Â It doesn’t feel good to not do what I said I was.Â I feel much better when I am honest about it.Â I am doing pretty good, but I can do better.Â I am also learning to listen to my body. I made the right decision when I chose to go to bed early instead of work out, because I wasn’t feeling well.Â It is a balance, and I am learning.
I have recently started to make a shift in focus with my career.Â I am a home stager and that is what I have been doing, with the hopes that it would turn into more.Â And it is starting to turn into more.Â I wrote my book and things are starting to grow.Â I am working closely with a friend on developing a product line…woohoo!Â I have also been talking about one of my dreams of having my own tv show.Â I feel like I am in the middle of an exciting process. I am meditating daily and just floating downstream!Â I am really grateful.
I have financial goal of what I want to make by the end of this month. It looks like I am not going to make it. I am acting as if I have already have it.Â I am actively seeking out work.Â Working towards my goals!Â I heard that Shakira said something like “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”Â I like that!
Right now I am shooting a piece for NBC Open House NY.Â We are redoing the rec room of a New Jersey firehouse.Â These guys are everyday heroes and they deserve to love where the hang out!Â I am honored to be a part of it. My goal is to use my creativity to help people have a home that they love. I have been doing a lot of work to spread my passion.
Check out past DESIGN YOUR LIFE interviews.