Well we are a blog that is all about design…so; I thought this quote was fitting. I remember in my twenties thinking, “When I am in my forties and have it all figured out, life will be grand!” Well, I’m there, still waiting for it all to fall into place as I think most of us do year after year. I am embracing the fact that I am captain of my ship, the big top ring leader of this circus, the head designer on this project-so I’ve got to throw together what I love, learn to keep things simple and in perspective and above all, actively seek joy. The older I get I really care less and less about looking to others for approval as those who really love me don’t care a hill of beans as to whether I starched the napkins or got everything polished before they arrived. They will care about the laughter, a steadfast shoulder and of course if the food is good because what is life without good food? *wink* Find what you love and design your personal surroundings, but moreover enfold yourself in a life filled with those you love. Go forth and design away! Wishing you a blissful Monday.