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Stronger Than We Think
I’ve been on the hunt for a long time trying to find a metal hanging plate rack in an antique brass finish for my kitchen. I haven’t been able to find any I like so I think I’m just going to have to design one and have it custom built. Before I became a designer, the idea of trying to design something and then have it made seemed like such a foreign concept. Now as I do it more and more in my job, it becomes less intimidating. Overcoming obstacles is something we all have to do, but I’ve realized that the more we do it, the stronger we become. We’re all stronger than we think.
Is there something you’ve had to do in your life that at first seemed so difficult, but now it’s no big deal? I can say that for me, putting a design concept down on paper and then following through to actually having it built, is that way for me. It’s always hard to learn new things that challenge us, but being able to overcome something hard is rewarding and fulfilling. When I look back over the past couple of years and realize how much I’ve learned, I’m amazed. I feel so fortunate that my job pushes me and helps me grow to be a better designer and a better person.
I know you’re the same way. There are things in your life that have pushed you to become a better person, whether you wanted to or not. I like the quote that says, “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. Strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t do.” I love that!
Back to the pot rack….I’ll keep you updated on the design process and fabrication. We work with a great metal fabricator at work who will be able to do it for me. If you want to see a previous blog post I did on hanging plate racks, you can click here.