Happy New Year and let’s make 2019 spectacular!

Let’s start this off right, shall we?

Happy 2019!

Let’s start this off right, shall we? I hope you had a wonderful, magical holiday season and that you are going into 2019 refreshed and eager to take on the year.

I wish I could personally thank each of you for reading the past year and would like to offer an opportunity for feedback. No one knows more than you, my readers, what topics you would like to read about so I’m asking you to bring me your thoughts and ideas. Let this be the year that this article speaks to you and for you!

I am delving into a deeper understanding of myself this year and that requires me to get absolutely real with people.

The world is an uncertain place right now and I feel more than ever that we need to dig deep, have the meaningful conversations and talk about our homes in the most real terms possible.

Design has never just been about fluff and spending too much on curtain fabric, even though I once believed that were true. Homes are to be our sanctuary and I believe to provide shelter or safety to others in our world.

Do I sound completely radical right now? Possibly, but I also feel that we all can touch a life every single day if we are open and our beautifully-designed homes may be a way of realizing this potential.

I want you all to dream big, take the life jacket off for a minute and imagine wildly.

What are we most wanting to do in our lives and with our homes? What would that dream realized look like and what would you have to do to get ready for its facilitation?

I want to have those conversations with you, I want to get face to face and really talk about what makes you brave, what terrifies you and where your heart truly lives.

I believe the time of creating huge cathedrals for us to dwell in alone is coming to a close and we need to open up to our fellow man, relatives, friends even if it is just for a brief time.

Let me put this into perspective so you don’t think I’ve totally gone over the edge.

I’ve always wanted to start a supper club. An evening where a few people gather and we visit and I teach them how to create a simple, delicious meal while we all get to know each other. I’m talking strangers, people I don’t know who want an evening out without cost or obligation.

Yes, people in my home that I don’t know and don’t have any expectation from just gathering to learn and commune and receive some good old hospitality.

Does that sound strange? What kind of people would be walking through my door and what sort of risks would I be taking? All these fears interrupt my planning and attempt to steal this idea from me but this year I’m doing it!

Let’s go deep this year readers, I want to hear from you!

I welcome your feedback and questions and would truly love to hear from you on any topic you want to talk about. Contact me via the Red Deer Express, on my Facebook page Kim Wyse Associate Royal LePage Tamarack Trail Realty or email kimwyse@royallepage.ca. Happy New Year and lets make 2019 spectacular!

Kim Wyse is a Central Alberta freelance designer. Find her on facebook at ‘Kim Wyse Associate Royal Lepage Tamarack Trail Realty’.

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