Back in October 2011, my husband and I decided to start on a new adventure. We have a growing family and needed more space. It was either move or rebuild. We chose to rebuild.
The most difficult wasn’t closing my two stores for the year. It was not having a home to call your own. Going through this experience has made me appreciate how blessed we are to be able to do what we did. When I posted on my West Coast Origami Blog, I really felt the toughest was not creating and doing what I love. This was true. However, without a place to call my own, without a place to relax after a stressful day at the office (my day job) it actually affected my mental well being. I even stopped blogging regularly because I wasn’t able to do anything worth sharing. Only thing kept me going some days is knowing I’m getting my studio very soon.
I did try to have a little fun. My family drew and wrote messages on the frame just before the drywall stage. I drew a sharpie version of my logo. This is now hidden inside my studio wall, for the future owners to find after I’m long gone. The builders must have found this amusing.
We moved in 3 weeks ago! The day we moved in, happiness I’ve been for a year. We are 90% unpacked and I’m still working and organizing my workspace. I will share photos once I’m satisfied it’s complete. It’s not a big space, but it’s space of my own that I can create and really grow Cindy Ho Designs and West Cost Origami to the next level.
For now, we decided to try and get the house ready for Christmas and take the time to recharge. Work to get my inspiration back and get back into my work at full strength.