Almost two years ago, I had the incredible opportunity to resign from my full-time job and take over a thriving photography business.
Working from home seemed exciting! Thrilling, even!
Setting my own hours?
Managing my own schedule?
I could eat lunch whenever I wanted?!
It seemed too good to be true.
Turns out, with three kids under four, it was none of the above.
Their naps determined my hours. Their meal times determined when I ate lunch. Their school hours determined my schedule.
And there was still so much I still had to learn and much like my life as a wife, mother and photographer, my home office evolved with this change, as well.
At first, I thought I should have my office upstairs so I could hear them play. Until I realized working beside them as they napped was NOT working out.
Then, I thought I could revamp that desk into the odd room downstairs but it was much too small.
THEN, my husband made a desk I LOVED using a table I found on the side of the road with the legs from my previous desk.
But I needed space! I needed somewhere where I could work and see my calendar. I needed drawers for my equipment. I needed files for all of my bills and paperwork.
So when I walked into my favorite Goodwill and saw this beauty for $19.99 I was sold.
It’s a passion, this business of mine, but there’s a passion in finding and repurposing. The thrill of the hunt. The potential in every piece. The joy knowing purchasing provides JOBS for those in our community.
It is awe-inspiring every single time I find a piece to makeover. The joy, triumph and a level of satisfaction cannot be explained.
And with three coats of chalk paint, this beauty transformed before my eyes.
It is everything I dreamed of…
And oh, so gorgeous.
Amber Tysl, Guest Blogger