|The start of the renovation for this apartment int he Docklands began with the floors. The flooring is actually tiles.|
So not only are the seasons changing so in a couple of weeks everything I've known is about to be tossed in the air and a new life in effect starting... It sounds dramatic however it is what I have been working towards from the beginning of the year and finally I had confirmation last Thursday, that a position I had applied for was mine.
I spoke about my want for change in an earlier post this year about requiring change, stability and consistency. I realized that although I craved a creative path in my career that it was too inconsistent and I was unable to achieve momentum with working as a freelance Interior Designer. The last 18 months have been particularly tough as I worked with setting up my small business. However it hasn't gained the ground I was wanting to achieve and in the process we have had to budget tightly as I await the next payment from a client. In between you find you end up working many more hours then you are able to charge for and this is just not rewarding in the scheme of things.
So I start my new job on the 1st of May. I am currently tying up loose ends with my three clients and the results are looking wonderful. I have found a very reliable builder, cabinetmaker and painter, so I effectively have a team of people that I can now rely on. On one of my jobs I passed the batten to my builder today after a lengthy meeting with my client, to project manage the final phase of the job and now at home I am feeling slightly emotional about the whole process. Yet there is relief as well. Because I still feel strongly that I am taking the steps in the 'right' direction' and it actually feels weirdly liberating as well. I guess that could also be underpinning my emotions as I realize and accept this new phase in my life.
Above is a photo of the said apartment that I have finalised the details with my builder and painter. The wall above is a hideous brown which took a bit of convincing yet the client finally conceded to have it painted over. I will update the with a post and photo's of a lighter and brighter colour scheme when it has been completed.
In the meantime I ticking lists and making headway into the next phase of my working journey. However I haven't given up on my creative path, more or less I feel like this is a new opportunity giving me the space to grow, research and contemplate a new creative path and direction.