Oh how small the Internet really is. Kind of like Chicago, it’s a big city with a lot of tiny neighborhoods. Recently I ‘bumped’ into an old Internet friend who long, long ago designed the logo for Jess LC. She is none other than Stefanie of the blog, Brooklyn Limestone, and design company, Sonic Stef Designs. It turns out that she has a gorgeous home which she has renovated from scratch and blogged about throughout the process. Like her design work, her taste in home decor is flawless. If you haven’t seen her work, it’s definitely worth checking out and adding to your Reader.
In reconnecting with her, I asked her to contribute to the DYL series. She obliged, and below are her intentions. I love the last one, so true yet hard to remember at times. Thanks, Stef!
DESIGN YOUR LIFE: Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone and Sonic Stef
Were you expecting some sort of deep platitude here?Â Forget it.Â Tivo will literally give me time for other things without sacrificing trash television.Â Its the gift that keeps on giving!
Get in front of the camera
I struggle with this one.Â Who doesn’t hate to see a terrible photo of themselves?Â I rarely take a photo that doesn’t make me consider wearing a bag over my head from that moment on. I try to remember that when I’m old and rickety, I will look back on those photos and marvel at how young and beautiful I was back then.Â Might as well have a few more to look back on.
Get Happy on your Birthday
My birthday is a sacred holiday in my house.Â Sure, it’s a bit selfish to expect my friends and family to go out of their way but guess what? Too bad for them, it’s my birthday!!! I do something special on this day every single year and encourage you to do the same.Â If it’s the number that is bothering you – just remember: you will be just as old the day after your birthday! Enjoy it.
Get a cat
I often think to myself ‘there is a wild beast in my house!’. Hours of entertainment, people.
There is a lot of pressure to be living the perfect life – the fulfilling job, the stylish wardrobe, the ideal family, the perfect home, the plush bank account, etc.Â Being happy doesn’t mean having everything I ever dreamed.Â Honestly, I don’t think it’s even possible.Â If I can get a couple of those things, I think I’ve done pretty well and I won’t worry about the rest. I tend to think life has a way of working out okay even ifÂ I didn’t imagine it quite the way it happens.
Check out past DESIGN YOUR LIFE interviews.