Sunday, September 28, 2008

Margo the Builder

When I was a child, I wanted to be an architect - My father was a builder and I wanted to work with him. I was forever drawing pictures of houses and arranging rooms and planning gardens. I actually designed a house that won a prize in middle school. My math skills are awful, so I thought I would never cut it as an architect. I decided that I would be a lawyer or a history professor instead. Well, let it be known that I pursued NONE of those vocations and wound up in IT and the software industry instead (and it's been very good to me). I still love to pour over houseplans, modifying ones that I see or drawing out houses that I imagine. I spend a fortune on architecture, decorating and design magazines. It is still my dream, to one day design and build my own house.

6 comments:

Linda S said...

That's probably what I should have done...I'm artistic and mathematic. but my parents "guided" my thinking. I don't do much of that unless asked. My daughter is in art school...where she should be!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

If I remodel my house, do you want to help? Women always are better at that then men...

Mrs.D said...

I can identify, I LOVE building with legos! My lego houses are a work of art. ;-)

jenn said...

We're trying to design an addition for our house right now, and it's so not my strong point. I have an idea in my head, but can never seem to translate it onto graph paper. I admire people who can do that!

TD said...

I love architecture too! I could spend hours pouring over house plan books and magazines!

Debateur said...

That would be a very rewarding project. I hope your dream comes true.