by christina britt lewis
before gray malin was featured in the new york times this weekend,
he spoke at the annual southern c summit in sea island, georgia.
along with many of my heroes, mandy kellogg rye, darcy miller, libbie summers...to name a few.
my hope was to learn secrets from these creative geniuses.
my whole life feels like a big giant guessing game. i am always winging it. figuring it out as i go.
not just with work, but with everything... marriage, parenting, friendship...
i have no idea what i'm doing, you guys.
i make mistakes. i learn the hard way.
i was hoping to learn the easy way from these brilliant people.
i heard every single one of my heroes say something like this...
just in case you can't read my writing...
to hear GRAY MALIN say "i didn't really know what i was doing, but i knew it felt right. i figured it out."
...this was a BIG AHA moment for me.
he talked about leaving his safe and successful career to do what he loves.
he told us how hard that was for the people closest to him to understand.
he knew he just wanted to make people happy.
that's it. right there. that is why we do what we do...
we are a designer and a therapist on a mission to make homes happy.
the secret is there is no secret.
everybody is winging it. everybody.
nobody knows all of the answers. nobody.
we are our own problem and we are our own solution.
once upon a time gray malin realized he wanted to make every day feel like a getaway for people.
once upon a time tim and i realized people do not need new everything to have a happy home.
these sweet people were told they needed new furniture.
we begged to differ...
beaches by gray malin
pottery they already have and love and our inspiration...
what about you?
"once upon a time i realized..."
christina for all