It’s been a full 12 months since I have shown my face on the @houseofwdesigns account over on insta!
It’s been a weird winding road to get back here… but here I am! I thought once I closed the doors to House of W the boutique, that dream, that brand was over. Wrong. I was so wrong.
But for real life seriously has a way of working itself out and coming full circle yet again. When I was naming the boutique I really wanted to go with just “House of W” but that insta handle and domain weren’t available – so House of W Designs was born!
I’ve always dabbled in graphic and web designs since my blogging days by creating WordPress sites and brands for other bloggers and then Shopify sites for other e-commerce babes like myself!
Two years ago I started creating a few websites for other photographers but nothing serious- just on the side during the slow season.
When Covid hit in early 2020, one of my best friends was looking for a designer and I was lucky enough she chose me to work on her brand and site. From there it was kinda like a snowball effect, I’ve been so blessed that I’ve been able to do this full time for the last nine months.
Lately though, I’ve been in this struggle with myself on whether or not I want to focus on design or photography. Photography has been a passion and dream of mine for so long. Kinda like that ex-boyfriend that you compare everyone else to until you meet… the one. The more I thought about the pros and cons of both and which one makes me most happy on the daily and is best for my family I quickly realized that design was truly where my heart was.
There are so many reasons why design is my passion so I won’t bore you with them all ?
But the most important one is – I freakin LOVE working with other photographers. It is smack dab in the middle of both of the jobs I love doing most. Helping other photographers level up their businesses is so damn fulfilling I can’t even begin to explain. I fell so incredibly perfectly into my niche market… it’s bananas.
When I tell you everything in life happens for a reason it REALLY does. Will I still be a photographer? Hell yaaasss. You never forget that “can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars over the fence, world series kind of love” (name that movie) it’s forever in my soul to be a photographer.
But design to me is like that all grown up love.
The kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
Bringing it back full circle- I was lying in bed yesterday and I was thinking about how I had to name my business House of W Designs and how perfect it is now for my design business!
So bring on 2021 and all its new and exciting vibes for the future!