Well folks, let it be known that I am the worst blogger in all-time history. Why you may ask – well my last post was sometime in April so that fact alone can answer the rest of your questions. But, he everyone loves a good comeback right. We all loved when Lilo pulled through, or when Demi turned her life around and by golly its my turn now! Im gonna get better at this whole blogging thing and rest assured I will be putting my useless two cents out there on the interwebs much more frequently from now on.
Now, dont think that I fell of the face of the planet and have turned into one of those hoarder people that never leaves their house and saves money by not flushing the toilet after going number one! No, no… I have been busier than ever and life has been pretty grand in fact.
Lets start with some updates.
I have a new JOB!
To say that I am excited about this is a total understatement – its a dream job and I am loving what I am doing. It has been a refreshing change from the last design firm that I worked at in the fact that the clients, the designs, the work, and the atmosphere are a complete 180 from what I was used to.
I could bore you with the entire story and watch as your eyes slowly start to bleed and then fall out and roll down off of your keyboards to the floor… oh wait – I AM going to bore you with the entire story.
It all started with an call out on Emily Henderson’s instagram for some new hired help.
I looked simple enough. Part time job, helping with the blog, design jobs, graphic design, some errands, and other design related activities. I thought hey I could do this. Granted, I knew that I could do it but that definitely did not mean that I would think I could at all in any possible world get the job. I mean it was THE Emily Henderson. The girl that won Design Star, and the girl that had then gone on to author a wildly successful interior design blog, and the girl that had been the single reason that we had repinned her rooms over and over and over again. But I figured hey, what the hell, its worth a try right?
So I got all my shit together and sent over a resume and cover letter…. then I waited. It took about a week or so to hear from them and I honestly thought after a couple of days that because I hadn’t heard back yet at that point that my chances were pretty much dunzo. But just as I was about to give up, give in and just never leave my room again out of utter disappointment for myself and my accomplishments and slowly turn into one of those people that just eat fast food and gain weight and before no time are 700 lbs and now cannot move or even shower themselves, I GOT AN EMAIL.
Ginny, who is Emily’s assistant emailed me back and said that the loved my resume and that they got quite a bit of initial interest and some very impressive resume’s sent through to them, so to help them narrow it down a little bit more, they asked if I could send through a living room mood board which exemplified my style as well as my dream living room or what my living room currently looks like. So with some new instructions in tow I got to work. I decided that I would do my dream living room based off of my current living room because who wants to have a moodboard of the shitty disarray that I like to call my living room?!?
I got it all pulled together and sent it off and then I eagerly waited again! Days went by and I thought great… I am out of the running. Thoughts rushed back into my head of slowly turning into one of those fast-food eating homebodies again but I knew I had to continue on with my life. So I kept myself distracted for a few days and then magic happened and Ginny’s name popped up in my inbox again! All the angels sang in heaven as I read that email, and I thought I was on cloud nine.
She said that they LOVED my moodboard and explanation and that Ginny would love to do an in person interview later that week. She mentioned that I would have around 30 minutes and that I could bring whatever I wanted to show her at the interview. I immediately rounded up every image of every DIY, project, room, tablescape, party, or wedding I had ever done and put it all together for the upcoming interview.
The morning of the interview came and I tried to keep myself composed but I was internally a mess. My hair was at an all time low, my eagerness was making me look ridiculous, and on top of that I was pitting out and through my suit jacket. But I went in and did my best. I walked her through my education, my experience, my job history, and why I was the biggest badass mother fu**er out there! As I drove home that morning I wondered what I could have done better, what I could have said or shown, or why I said this or that but overall I was pretty happy with how everything went.
Ginny followed me on instagram later that evening and I thought that that was a good sign! So things were looking up. Then later that evening I heard from Ginny and she let me know that Emily would love to have a chat with me tomorrow to discuss things further! I gave myself a quick pat on the back but tried not to get too overly confident as I knew there were still around a dozen people in the running.
Tomorrow came, and I set off to the interview. I was late, I was nervous, and I was a lot of things, but mainly I was proud of myself for getting this far and for even being considered in the running of the other applicants. I got to the little coffee shop down the street from Emily and sat myself down across from Emily and Ginny for the next 45 minutes. We talked about what was expected, what I would be doing, what I could do, and mainly just got to all know each other as much as we possibly could. Emily and Ginny both gave me a huge hug after the interview and I left feeling very confident. I drove home and just was on pins and needles wondering if that dream job I had envisioned weeks ago when I saw Emily’s instagram post was going to be mine!! On my way phone my phone buzzed and I looked down as if it was the last and most important buzz my phone would ever make and what I saw was worth almost driving over another car on the 405 as i looked at it.
Emily Henderson had started following me on instagram. As soon as I saw this I thought my chances were good. It was either that I had gotten the job (because why would someone with 42,000 followers who is only following around 800 people follow me), or that she was playing some kind of sick and twisted consolation prize joke on me by giving me a curtousy follow.
I finally got home and around 2 hours later I got a phone call from an unknown number. I picked up my phone and it was Emily’s friendly voice. She said, “how would you like to commute to Glendale tomorrow morning”, I responded with WHAT?!, and she said, “if you want the job you have it, we would love you to join our team!” I tried to keep my shit together but I’m sure I sounded like a completely overexcited buffoon on the phone! I of course accepted and also offered to sacrifice my first child if necessary and that is what brings me to today.
I know work as part of the Emily Henderson Design team and I could not be happier!
Life is BUSY, but good, and so much fun!
I am inspired on a daily basis and I look forward to work every day which is something only some people dream of. So as of now I am sitting very pretty and just enjoying every part of it all!
I promise more updates and some more blog posts in the very near future so definitely keep coming back. I just finished building an industrial nightstand that I cant wait to show the pics of. So if nothing else then atleast you have that to look forward to!