On the eve of a return trip to Honolulu, I'm readying this blog to link to my other social media accounts. Up until now, I've been working in the comfort and safety of relative obscurity, only sharing it with a few friends, classmates and teachers. But writing a blog for a select few is akin to carrying on a monologue at a small dinner party. As an aspiring interior designer and natural-born hermit, I find this expanding level of exposure extremely uncomfortable. But my hope is that by sharing my learning experiences, and search for employment and legitimacy in this new professional endeavor, I'll grow creatively, become a contributing member of this industry, join the larger community of interior design bloggers, and inspire more dialogue. Aloha!