#28: Get Published
When I added "Get Published" to this Birthday Bucket List, I really had no idea what I envisioned. A photo I took appearing in a magazine? An article I wrote appearing in a newspaper? Maybe, maybe, maybe...
And then I received the email.
It was from Apartment Therapy, one of my favorite online design websites. Let's be honest, one of everyone's favorite online design websites! They wanted to photograph my apartment for their Home Tours feature on the website along with a little article-blurb Q&A. Sounds like publication to me! With a rousing yelp of joy that startled my jumpy dog, I emailed back. "Yes."
That "yes" turned into a lovely experience.
On Friday, I scrubbed and cleaned and styled and prepped. As an interior designer, I'm never fully satisfied. In fact, you ever spot a table of designers at brunch, we're probably clucking about all the improvements, ideas, updates, and spruces we still want to make. Eyeroll at perfectionism. But by Saturday, my home was ready-or-not for its Big Moment.
Photographer Minette Hand appeared at my door, ready to work her magic in my tiny apartment. She set up countless shots white I shepharded Sadie out of each one. We chatted and laughed and discussed various objects and suddenly...it was over.
"I'll email you with a publication date!" she chirped.
...and I'm not good at waiting...
...but the waiting has paid off, the day has come: PUBLISHED!!