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Taking a Step Back: Part I

Photo by Jonathan Fink

As fun as interior design is, it can be exhausting

I have seen my energy and focus slip in the last week. I keep losing my train of thought during simple tasks - like writing this sentence. 

After a week of depleting reserves, of refusing to leave my desk until each of my daily goals has been checked off, I'm giving myself a break - literally and figuratively. It's okay if I don't make my scheduled output today.

I've pushed forward for months completing project after project. It's been hard. It's been fun. It's been rewarding, and it's been exhausting.

Do you need to take a step back on your interior design project?

As you design your new room or manage your remodel, you may find yourself where I am today. If you do, I hope you'll take a step back because, as we all know, sometimes that's what you have to do to move forward.

I did regain my energy and momentum. Read about it in the sequel to this post, Taking a Step Back: Part II.

Jackie Lopey, Certified Interior Designer & founder of Wide Canvas
She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas, a kitchen and bath design studio in Reno, Nevada.

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