What Is Design?
1. deliberate purposive planning
2. a mental project or scheme in which means to an end are laid down
3. a ) : an underlying scheme that governs functioning,
developing, or unfolding : pattern, motif
b) : a plan or protocol for carrying out or accomplishing something;
also :the process of preparing
4. the arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art
5. the creative art of executing aesthetic or functional designs
We often give a great deal of thought to the design of our environment. We carefully consider our monetary and emotional investment in a place to call home. We personalize and outfit our living space, from furniture and finishes, to the everyday objects that surround us.
I believe Design doesn’t stop here. Every life choice is an opportunity. I invite you to explore and create design in your everyday. It takes time. Commitment. A thirst to find meaning in the monotonous. Slow down. Simplify. Edit. Create. Embrace failure. Seek out knowledge. Experience life with eyes wide open. One moment. One process at a time.
It is easy to become fractured from the processes of our choices and experiences. Life can move at an incredible rate. But, in the moments where there is conscious connection to the road that leads us to our destination, we can find Design. Design of our lives.
As I struggle with these life choices with my family, I will share some of my stories. I hope you will join me on the journey to create a life of beauty and meaning, creating connection, with the experiences of our everyday.