Day 129 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has been such a great one! After printing the downloadable PDF from http://www.businessboutique.com to accompany my book yesterday, and immersing myself completely in what I’m calling Business Bootcamp, I was us until 2am reading and working on my plan. Then, rather than feeling sleep deprived on a few hours sleep, I woke up refreshed. One reason for my surge of energy is the confirmation I received from the book that those of us women who wish to make money doing what we love just have to jump right in and do it, even when the plan isn’t perfect. My imperfect plan includes using my home not only as my office space for working on all of my portfolio career projects, but as a place to potentially hold meetings. Since my first meeting is tomorrow, the powder room needed a little refresh to welcome coaching and consultation clients (and guests).
This is a stretch for the home because while it’s not small, every inch of the nearly 3,000 foot space is being utilized. The four bedrooms are occupied, hence me working out of the dining room and my She Storage Space (please check out that post if you haven’t). Modern or up-to-date are also not words I’d use to describe my home. It was originally a Home O Rama house, built in the 90s, and many of the original features like wall-to-wall carpet, laminate countertops, and venetian blind are still in place. I’ve Shabby Chic-ed or savvy chic-ed it (whichever way you look at it) the place for seven years, and it’s still a work in progress and will be for a while. Even so, I LOVE the home I’ve created out of love for my family and friends. Now, I want to open it up to welcome others.
The powder room is what I’d call a light maize yellow color. I inherited from the original Tammy, my hubby’s ex, and it is the only room on this ground main level that escaped creamy white paint. This gorgeous painting joined the party today and instantly freshened up the space. The yellow is perfect with the walls and other artwork in the room.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic Chick who is figuring out all of the details of running a business full-time from her home, I’m part excited and part nervous about opening up my imperfect home to host coaching and consultation clients. But as I keep saying in this blog, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be good. If I waited for perfection, I’d never do it. So I’m just going to do what I’m learning in Business Bootcamp – which is to just do it scared. A house, whether perfectly decorated or not, does not a home – or a home office make. It’s the people who live in and visit it that helps the house to fulfill its role. Showing my hardworking house some love and refreshing my powder room so it can function as my Pink Collar Savvy & Chic office to welcome clients (and guests) was a job I was happy to do for it.
Are there any rooms in your home that could support your goals – personal or professional? How can you refresh them? With art or in some other way?
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach