FIND YOUR PASSION

And so our journey begins. Everyone has a unique gift, a passion if you like. Our quest is to find it! What if I have no idea what it is you may ask? How do I find it? I say you must find it because your happiness and purpose in life is tied up in it. What is it that lights your fire? What is it that makes you suddenly come alive and makes you live in the moment?  If you can find that feeling then you have found your passion. It is like a light bulb moment when it is like someone has turned a switch on and you suddenly feel alive like you have never felt before. I felt that very feeling when I walked into “The Stuffed Duck” a Latino club in Brisbane. the atmosphere was dark and almost smokey, then the music started!! I felt as though I had died and gone to heaven. The atmosphere was electric and sensual, and I never wanted to leave. What a feeling, maybe I was Latino in a previous life who knows? All I know was that something was turned on inside me. Even to this day even though I may have had the most dreadful day, put on latin music and I am INSTANTLY transformed. That is what PASSION does for you. I get that very same feeling when I am confronted by beautiful interiors, to create them is such a high for me, again I am transformed into another being. It truly is my passion, and I want to help you create those beautiful living spaces too, no matter what your budget. Every woman deserves to live in a beautiful space. It is amazing how even a few simple changes can change a room on any budget and I want to help you do that. I would love to share this quote with you, it was written by a 20th century author by the name of Patanjali. I love it so much, it describes this wonderful feeling that is passion so perfectly:

“When you are inspired by some great purpose or some extraordinary project all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be”

How wonderful are those words and how beautifully does it explain this phenomenon. When you experience these feelings then you know you have found your passion, your gift, your purpose in life. I have found mine. Interiors are my life. I love all styles from the most luxurious top end interiors to the most palatial as seen in all the great houses of Europe especially those found in the great “Palace of Versailles”. I also love very contemporary minimalist looks, organic coastal styles to the glitzy Manhattan apartments. It is all very exciting to me and I just can’t get enough of it. Life should be beautiful, it is short so why not make it beautiful regardless of your budget. you have a choice, live it beautifully. Every woman deserves that priviledge! Let me help you do that, and if you have any questions then just ask and together we can make your life beautiful too. Let us get started.

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ARE YOU READY?

 

I know this is an old cliché but it is true “Life is not a dress rehearsal”. We have to make the most of each and every day. Don’t wait until tomorrow as tomorrow may never come. I have lived long enough on this beautiful earth to realise how true that is. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.  I certainly wish I had the knowledge that I have today when I was in my youth, if I had I would be living the dream and following my passion. Too often people get stuck in a rut and work in jobs they hate for a lifetime .What a waste that is!  Life is too short, so stop and think what you are doing with your life right now .Do you fall into that category?  It is never too late to take control of your life and turn things around. If you knew you could not fail would you give it a try?  Of course you would. You can make up a myriad of excuses why not to make a move, but why not turn that around and instead ask yourself why not? I wish I had walked with the dreamers, the doers, those filled with hopes and dreams and people who inspired me and filled my heart with excitement and fire.  Those people are not very common, but if you come across one stick with them, feed from their enthusiasm for life so you too become like them, these are the ones that make dreams come true. It is like looking for a radio station if you are not on the right wavelength then you cannot tune into what you are looking for, and so it is with our dreams. We have to be on the correct wavelength to tune into what we want out of life. Remember life is too short, take my word for it. Enough said, let us take a walk up those beautiful stairs together and see how we can make our life truly beautiful and hopefully I can be one of those people that can inspire you to be all you can be!

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A MANTRA TO LIVE BY BEFORE WE SET SAIL

A MANTRA TO LIVE BY BEFORE WE SET SAIL

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self centred

FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY

If you are kind people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives

BE KIND ANYWAY

If you are successful you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies

SUCCEED ANYWAY

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you

BE HONEST AND SINCERE ANYWAY

What you spend your years creating others could destroy overnight

CREATE ANYWAY

If you find serenity and happiness some may be jealous

BE HAPPY ANYWAY

Give the best you have and it may never be enough

DO GOOD ANYWAY

In the final analysis it is between you and God

IT IS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY

What a wonderful outlook to have on life. These words were found written on the wall where Mother Theresa lived. What a beautiful soul this woman was. Like her let’s lead an exemplary life showing respect, kindness  and love to others having a selfless spirit. Life will always throw obstacles in our path that’s a given, but to deal with those obstacles we must develop a quality that all successful people possess and that is resilience,  the ability to roll with the punches, get up and keep going. For us women if we get knocked down  we simply get up, brush ourselves down, put on the stilletos and lipstick (a few glasses of champagne wouldn’t hurt) and keep going. Women in general have this wonderful ability to keep going regardless. Let’s do it for our sisters worldwide who are not so fortunate as we are . Many are trapped in dreadful lives with no hope of escape. We are free to do what we want, let’s take up the challenge for them. Let us too be beautiful souls! Be forgiving, be kind, be successful, be honest and sincere, be happy and do good. It will all come back to you in unexpected ways! It can only enhance and beautify your life.  It’s Karma…

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE – WHERE DO YOU START

How have we become the person that we are today? With our thoughts we create our world! If this is the case then we must be very selective with the things we put into our mind to guarantee that we can live a beautiful life. We sometimes cannot control the things that have happened to us in the past, it is not that simple, but we can make a difference by making a concerted effort to stop and think about what we constantly think about. If we constantly have negative thoughts, then we will see the world in a totally different way to someone who has a more positive outlook on life. At any moment in time we can change the way we think and say to ourselves “this is not how this story is going to end!” We can choose to be happy or we can choose to be miserable. Life is so very very short, so if you truly want to lead a beautiful life then you must change the way you think today. Choose to be around people who are happy, positive, kind, thoughtful, loving and giving of themselves, because their attitude will most definitely rub off on you. Negative people will simply drain you of your spirit and your energy, so avoid them like the plague. Remember, this is the new you from this moment on. If you have a negative thought, then turn it around to a positive one, but do this constantly until you feel your attitiude change. Remember happy, joyful, grateful, positive people attract more of the same into their lives. Now you have a starting point on which to build your dreams by changing the way you think. You cannot realise your dreams from a negative perspective. Fact! You are the author of your own story so make it worth reading, make it a thriller so at the end you can say “What a ride” IT IS UP TO YOU! It won’t be easy but it will most certainly be worth it. Beautiful life here we come………

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PREPARE TO DREAM

PREPARE TO DREAM

What does it mean to daydream. To find a spot where you love to be and simply let your mind wander to wherever it wants to go, and simply escape from the everyday. You can go anywhere your fancy takes you. It is free and you can leave whenever you want. It may be to an exotic location with sapphire seas and crystal white sand, the sweet smell of frangipanis caressing your senses. For another it maybe sitting by a tranquil stream gently meandering through a colourful meadow, for another it may be working in a far distant land doing what they have always wanted to do. It is not only a place of fancy or escape but a place where your passions lie, a place that you long to be for whatever reason. It can give you pleasure but more importantly it can lead you to that place where magnificent obsessions lie. We all love to dream, but some of us follow our dreams and make them a reality. In life we need a purpose, a reason to be. Maybe daydreaming can help you find the real you and lead the way to living a beautiful life. In our dreams we can be whatever we choose to be but more importantly we can make our dreams come true!

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

My motto

 

These are the words I live by. Life is truly too short to live any other way.  We live in very troubled times indeed, very uncertain times and yet we can all  live beautiful lives, and we don’t need to be rich to do so. I want to inspire you to do just that in so many different ways, through words, through beautiful images, inspiring you to dream. I am an interior designer and together we will create beautiful spaces in which to live. Come follow me and together we will create dreams. If you have questions ask me.  Let us begin the journey, PREPARE TO DREAM.

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Hello World!

This is a big new adventure for me, but if you never never go you will never never know. If other people can do it then so can I.

Life is like a tapestry made up of many threads. These threads are made up of our every thought, every experience, every dream, every moment of joy, every moment of sadness & pain! We can share all these things with others and hopefully give them hope, inspire them to be more than they ever hoped to be, to improve their lives despite their circumstances.

As in Interior Designer I can give ideas to transform your home without costing a fortune. There are so many things to share, so follow me on my journey!

Welcome to my world!

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