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IT IS TIME TO CLOSE THOSE DOORS ON DESIGNING

February 20, 2020 4 Comments

IT IS TIME TO CLOSE THOSE DOORS ON DESIGNING

It has been over a year and a half since I started writing my blog/stories every week. Actually this post is the eighty-third consecutive one and it is time that I admit to myself that I’ve changed my life. I’m no longer designing clothes; I’m now writing fulltime—and I couldn’t be happier.

 Don’t get me wrong. I love designing! But what was exciting became an assembly line; what once sold naturally, I now needed to promote; and the part I loved, creating designs, became a smaller part of what needed to be done in the business.

I told myself I didn’t have to stop creating; what I needed was to run the business differently. That may be true, but at the moment, telling myself that is just a way of not facing the fact that I feel embarrassed and very uncomfortable acknowledging that my design business wasn’t a success. I need to admit that it is time to close the business.

Years ago, I mentioned to a friend that I wished I could spend my time showing people how to cook and entertain. Her reaction was “Don’t we all.” I understood that to mean "Dream on." However, at the time, making that a reality seemed near impossible.

The truth is you never know where what you are doing will lead you. I knew I wanted to write a book but I never thought I would write a cookbook much less a series of books—which is my new endeavor.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”     – Winston Churchill 

To make the change from designer to writer, I knew I needed to make a commitment. I decided that I would write one story every week. As unsure as I was when I started, I’ve loved every minute of it. That’s why I know I’m doing the right thing.

Thank you for continuing on my journey with me. I so appreciate it!

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

 

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4 Responses

Gindy Whitaker
Gindy Whitaker

February 22, 2020

Your warmth, style, taste, and elegance have always inspired me. You are a wonderful writer – I love reading your posts every week and regret I don’t take time to comment more often. In my household we are looking forward to your upcoming firsts cookbook!! You could obviously do many things and we are so glad that this is what you love best!!

Adeline Olmer
Adeline Olmer

February 21, 2020

Peter, thank you for reframing “Dream On” for me. That is the point isn’t it? We need to live our dreams!

Jenny, you’re so KIND! As you know I love doing all of it. And love it even more when I can share what I do. Thanks for being there.
XOXO
M-E-R-C-I

Jenny Rosen
Jenny Rosen

February 21, 2020

I echo my dad’s sentiment. Also, I don’t know of ANYONE better to learn from when it comes to hosting with both warmth & elegance, designing (both clothes & interior), and all other “French secrets”. You will always be a creator…it’s who you are!

Loved this post, it inspired me today!

PETER S ROSEN
PETER S ROSEN

February 21, 2020

As Oprah winfrey once said ” You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” Onward 😘 so, in short, ”dream on” is great advice.

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