In my life I have been called a lot things, some good and some not so good. But one thing that I have heard most often and consider my strength is that I am a great problem solver and a creative one at that. When there is a problem I am on it, I’m not saying anxiety doesn’t creep in, but not for long.
When I was a kid we were bored and walking around the neighborhood where there was a lot of construction. I found a big box that was for an oven and said, “I am going make a house today!” Some kids in the neighborhood who were older and bigger, pushed me away and said “No we are going to make a house! Here use this long skinny box let’s see what kind of house you can make out of it.” I went home and told my mom “Guess what, I am going to make a trailer house out of a box! Got any old rags I can make curtains from?” Let’s just say I had the best looking cardboard house on my street and the neighbor kids ended up playing in my house. It was my very first interior design project.
I think back quite often about that story when I’m feeling a bit challenged. It always makes me see that just about any problem has a solution. It is the best feeling when you do take that leap of faith to overcome it.
So what is your cardboard box? Let’s see what you can make out of it. Trust me it’s worth it.
My son’s version a spaceman taking off to the moon when he was little.
Happy Everything! Karen