About My Furniture Refinishing Business
After one tumultuous year of long distance dating followed by a long distance engagement, Nate and I married in May of 2010 at a church in Chandler, Arizona.
We packed up my tiny car and drove across the country to the East Coast with all of my worldly possessions in tote. The culture shock I’ve encountered while living in Maryland is notable but it is countered by the opportunities I’ve had here.
I’ve worked at the Naval Academy and enjoyed window views of the crypt of John Paul Jones. I’ve witnessed a multitude of brides happily making their way through sailors with swords, bounding out of their military weddings at the Academy’s famed chapel. I’ve broken a heel in the same Annapolis red brick road that George Washington once walked. I’ve experienced things I could never have imagined and I’ve grieved for the loss of my career as I planned it.
When we finally got into our house on the Island, I set up a furniture painting studio on our patio and opened Dear Olympia Furniture Revivals! And how could I forget to mention our two pretentious, adorable schnauzers. Dillon is my little baby guy and Bear Grylls is a puppy mill survivor (you can read about his journey here) who inspires us every day!If you are reading this, thank you. We are meeting at a time when I’m coming to terms with my life as a work-at-home woman and wife. We are meeting at a time when my husband and I are finally communicating at a decent level. I try to write with honesty and I try to write with hope. If I were to sum up my writing philosophy in one sentence, I would borrow these words from C.S. Lewis: “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”