Some of you may remember last autumn that I briefly mentioned working on my first line of home decor fabrics. I haven't really talked about it since then, have I? That trip to North Carolina was very good, one in which many things seemed to fall into place.
The path that I've been on for the last 17 years or so has been a very winding one. It started with me, upon being graduated from college, deciding that I was not going to go into the textile industry, although that is what I had been prepared to do. I wanted to design woven fabrics, but in my interminable streak for doing things my own way, I knew that there was no way that I would have the patience for someone else taking the credit for my hard work. I can't say that I was right in this decision, nor can I say that I was wrong. Life is a series of choices, and each one that you make takes you down yet another bend in your path. Sometimes that path is easy going, and sometimes, it's very rocky or leads you right through a thicket of brambles. And sometimes, it takes you through the darkest, densest of forests, where you can barely see in front of your face.
Every choice that I made brought me to the point where I am today. And what truly amazes me, is that for all its twist and turns, obstacles and uncertainties, my path has brought me full circle. I'm designing woven fabrics. I'm building my line, preparing it for launch. And I get to do it my way, with my name on the label. Although there's still quite a lot of work to do before it's unveiling, everything is in my line of sight, just there across the field, sitting on the horizon waiting for me.