Updated: Aug 15, 2019
Prior to college, I was dead set on what I wanted to do. I wanted to be an interior designer. I wanted to be on job sites, going to client meetings, helping people achieve their goals/dreams for their home. I wanted to do good in the world and make a difference! Cliche, right? So I applied to Design Institute of San Diego and was accepted.
Post-graduation I landed a full-time job! How exciting, I was 22 working 40-45 hours a week! I felt independent and successful.
The reality of what my life became was not how I envisioned living my life. I was stuck at a desk day in and day out. I battled my inner creativity and beat down my inner spirit day after day after day. I was sitting at my desk, scrolling through Facebook, online shopping (even though I hate fashion), Pinteresting, dreaming of what I wanted to really be doing and simply waiting for someone to tell me what to do.
Every day when I got home from work I felt so mentally broken down and dissatisfied with what my life had become. I gained 15 pounds in one year and I started to rely on drinking at least ½ a bottle of wine a night. I hate to admit this, but usually, it was more. My emotions grew out of control and I began to realize I was creating a very unhealthy lifestyle. A lifestyle I did not want, nor liked. I was finding myself in a very dark hole and to be honest, I couldn’t see a way out. I knew something needed to change.
I started thinking, with my countless hours of free time at work, what can I do? What should I do? What do I want to do?!
The hardest question to answer out of those three was, what do I want to do?!
Well, I can tell you one thing I knew for sure, I didn’t want to sit at a desk for 40+ hours a week! Ideas came and left. Finding one thing to stick to was difficult. After months of frustration, anger, sadness, and confusion, I picked a date to put my two weeks in. I came to a realization, who is good at just one thing?! Why do I need to do just one thing?! Why can’t I do all the things I love?!
On January 15th I took the plunge! I quit my job and decided I am going to just figure myself out.
Post quitting my job has also been difficult. I have done a lot of soul searching and I have had a lot of time to contemplate the way I envisioned living my life. I knew one thing was certain, I wanted to be free. Free of waking up at 6:30 every day, free to work when I want to and free to let my creativity control my career.
One night I figured out a way to achieve all that I have ever dreamed of.
My answer is; Habitation Box.
Habitation Box is a monthly subscription box that brings stylish and artisanal home decor and accessories right to your door.Habitation Box places a high value on artisanal products, focus on the ethical resourcing of each product that is featured and only sources high-quality materials. We strive to make each box fit into everyone's home. We succeed at this by focusing on neutral colors and items that provide you with functional value and is still aesthetically pleasing.
I have many future plans for Habitation Box and I am truly looking forward to bringing design to many people rather than a few. Each month Habitation Box will focus on a part of the home with a corresponding category. ( Kitchen/Organization, Bathroom/refresh, Entertaining/dinnerware, and many more ideas)
I am very excited about this journey and hope to see support from my community.
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Thank you for all your support!