We recently returned from Charleston where we were given the opportunity to tour the city with Meadors, Inc. The team at Meadors was incredibly hospitable and not only showed us their stellar work but gave us a look inside their workshops as well. I'll share my notes from their conservation + preservation workshop soon as they relate to the 112 W. Lewis project.
I would say that the most notable thing I gained from the trip was a renewed perspective. While I can't fully explain that statement in one blog post, I will say that when people are truly generous with their time, it is infectious. When I began the road toward a new career in Interior Design many moons ago, I longed (so much) to be able to pick someone's brain about running a business, talking with clients, finding time for creativity, and so forth. In the last year or two I have been overwhelmingly blessed by access to such feedback. Being in the IARc program has put me in the room with many influential business people; all of them ready and willing to share their wisdom. I came away from the Meadors office feeling like the best way to be thankful is to continue to strive for excellence in myself so that I too can be available for the generations that come after me.
After a few more days I'll be heading back down south past Charleston toward my hometown of Jacksonville, FL to see family and run the Gate River Run! Happy last Spring Break!