i am thrilled to announce that my brand new site - the kb files - will be all set & ready to be revealed to you on monday morning. (this certain day also happens to be my birthday... my new site & i will share the same bday. isn't that quaint?) coming from my amazing experience at alt summit last week, my ideas & ambitions for the kb files are continually developing and i am super excited & anxious. i feel like i have been a student FOREVER, waiting in the wings dutifully rehearsing for the real show. FINALLY, after almost 8 years of undergrad, graduate, and more, i feel as though i am on the tipping point of truly taking some action. i am so ready for more! in the near future i have photo shoots, collaborations, new projects & lots more awesomeness planned for my readers, so please, follow me along to my new site.
i am saving my complete alt recap for next week on the new site, but wanted to give you with a few golden tid-bits from alt's closing keynote speaker, gretchen rubin - author of the bestselling the happiness project - to help get you through your mid-week slump...
photo credit: b.a.d. photography
"one of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. one of the best ways to make other people happy is being happy yourself."
her ONE MINUTE rule: "if you can do it in less than one minute - don't procrastinate. do it then." (being the procrastinator i am, lighting bolts when off in my mind when i heard this. seriously, how many small & simple things to i continually push to 'tomorrow?' whether it's making your bed, returning a quick text/email, or simply writing down your ideas immediately... this one minute rule would save me a lot of stress!)
"cram your life with the things you love. the things you don't [love] will fall away." isn't she enlightening and amazing? i will definitely be purchasing a couple of her happiness project books for family, friends, and myself. and encourage you to do the same.
i'll be taking the rest of the week to refine my new site... and genuinely hope to see you monday over at the kb files! (and if you have any fabulous ideas for what you like to see on the kb files, please! i'm all ears.) lastly, thank you for all your support here at the fair peacock. the blogging world is pretty great, and i am grateful to be even a tiny little part of it.
i am currently an interior design student at lds business college in salt lake city, utah and a long-distance graduate student at the sotheby's institute of art in london. i fancy pretty much all things fine & beautiful and find joy in recording them here. one day, hopefully soon, i hope to be designing & creating amazing spaces, but for now i enjoy simply learning & looking at pretty things. many thanks for visiting... become a follower below if you'd like, and please, oh please, come back soon.
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no... i am not referring to myself as a 'fair peacock.' (as great as that would be!) in naming my blog, i wanted to come up with something that actually meant something. after studying art history for years, i have this innate tendency to see things at more than face value. in this case... the peacock. not only are peacocks a symbol of eternal life, but they are also a symbol of beauty reminding us to take pleasure in the finer things in life. for you see, 'the peacock is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our true colors.' these are all things i hope to one day incorporate into my home & family, and hopefully the homes & lives of others.