This week, French Country Friday is about all things French, design & decorating
And I am sharing a story that is close to my heart.
It is about being perfect – or maybe more so about embracing the imperfect.
That first day that I sat down to write the first page in my book
I sat and stared at the screen… and typed… ‘My book” and under that… was a big old blank screen staring at me. And a moment of panic started to set in.
To be honest with you, there were many times over the course of writing this book that I paused.
Got emotional and cry- but I wasn’t unhappy. I simply could not believe that ‘my book’ this dream that I had for so long- was really happening.
I photographed 1000 different angles and rooms- styled tables, set up my camera when it was raining outside so that I could capture the sherbet colored sky if the clouds moved out.
And I loved every.creative minute of it.
And I compiled the photos into little folders and imagined what they would look like in the pages of a book.
And then came time to write.
And I sat down determined to start and finish based on the outline we had. I typed… My Book… at the top and then…
And I blanked.
I didn’t know what to say, where to start, and struggled with anything beyond
‘So my style all started on a day back in the day…that was…
back in the day….’
And don’t miss my friends sharing their posts this week- along with a fun podcast from Anita at CedarHill Farmhouse at the bottom.
Check out the podcast DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS. Below you can listen to the episode on How the French live so elegantly without actually trying.