Some girls grow up knowing exactly what they want to be when they grow up. Although I always loved moving furniture around, and beautiful interiors, I never thought it was a professional transition I could make after so many years working as a graphic designer. It took me until I was in my late 30s to even entertain the thought, and my late 40s to actually make it a reality. Today I received an email from Apartment Therapy telling me I made it into their Small Cool Contest 2016. Winning the $5,000 grand prize, or even the $1,000 division prize would be great. But I'm absolutely over the moon just having been accepted into the contest. Its the first of hopefully many validations that I made the right choice in leaving the familiar world of graphic design behind, and venturing into the exciting industry of interior design.