I started this blog out of college as a place for me to keep all of my favorite design finds in one place and inspire some of my friends who wanted an interior designer but did not have the funds to use one. Just out of college, I had no idea where this blog journey would take me. I was a twenty one year old with too many ideas to even know where to start and found my blog to be a way for me to share these ideas. I’ll never forget the day I started researching the blogoshere, and I was so intimidated by how many design blogs there were. There has been a ton of hard work making this little gem into what it is today. Since then, I have been able to build my career working for some of the largest and most admired design firms in the world and still share my realistic buys to my readers and dear friends. The road to success in the industry has never been easy. I could not even count how many nights I have worked in the office until midnight trying to meet deadlines and produce that next big design. Design has never been a 40 hour week job for me. Last week, I received an email from a UK based company, Oak Doors, that blew my mind. I am Extremely flattered for Diva On A Dime Interiors to be listed as one of the top 30 best home design blogs by their company. Days like this are what make sleepless nights worth it and keep inspiring me to do more in my career. I am just a small town girl from Michigan that was always told I dreamed too big. I am proof that taking small steps to make your dreams come true is what will path the way to even bigger steps in your career. Never give up even if others doubt your ability to do big things! Believe in yourself! Check out the top 30 home blogs here.
” I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate what I want to say to the world…I run my world!” – Beyonce
The real reason for the season is giving, not getting. Find a way to give not just of your wealth – and don’t let the lack of wealth keep you from giving – but of your talents, skills, knowledge, and self. Make giving part of who you are, not just a thing you do. This, year, instead of giving during the season of giving and then returning to your “normal life” when you pack away the tree and lights, let the holidays be a starting point to a life of year-round giving.
I believe we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You have to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry if you don’t get it. Don’t give up on your dreams.
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Ever feel you have so many things you want to accomplish yet you have not had time to start? Today is the day to begin your successful journey to accomplish everything on your “bucket list.” A “bucket list” is a numbered list of all things you would like to accomplish sometime in your life. This list could be based off adventure, career, sports, or academic goals. Here is an example of my bucket list:
Marissa Iacovoni’s Bucket List:
1.) Move to Chicago after high school
2). Make a successful Blog
3.) travel to Greece to Study Architecture
4.)Own My own company
6.) Have my own interior design show
7.) Find a man that loves me just as much as my dad loves my mom!
8.) Have my own home decor line and sell it on Etsy 9.) Buy my first home
10.) Get a dog
11.) Have a few kids (I’ve always wanted to be a mom!)
12.) To be so successful and be able to share it with those I love. I want to bring all my closest girlfriends & family on a fun trip.
13.) Get my Masters Degree 14.) Live in atleast 3 different states
15.) Be a featured designer at the Home & Garden Show 16.) Travel to Italy 17.) Learn Italian
This list I put together before graduating from high school. It has taken me a long time to accomplish half of this list. I have always kept my eye on the prize and kept working towards these goals even if they seemed 10 years away. The key to making these things happen are surrounding yourself with people that support your dreams. I have an amazing support system of friends and family that always bring me up when I feel some dreams are unattainable. Believe me, if you can dream it you can make it happen. Make your list today and start making your dreams come true.