Arriving in sunny San Diego back in 1996, I had big dreams of one day owning my own business; I soon discovered I lacked the capital to make my dream a reality during that time in my life. So... I did what many people in their early 20's do - I took a job to pay the bills and told myself to put the dream of owning a business out of my mind for the time being. My first "real" job in San Diego was working for one of the country's largest home builders, where I learned about residential construction. From there, I was given an opportunity to work in their design center; A few years later, I went to work for one of the top design centers in San Diego and loved working there until my son was born in 2005. At that time , I decided to take a hiatus from my career and focus on raising my family. Over the years, I have maintained my professional relationships within the industry and today, I am proud to say that I have fulfilled my dream of running my own interior design business for the past several years.