Freak Out!

I am so ridiculously distracted today.  Normally by 11:45am I have a least a couple posts done, my kitchen put back together from the morning scramble and probably a few phone calls and a couple errands completed.  But today, I am in the midst of a writers crisis.

Normally, at this hour, I am shaking because I have had about 3 giant cups of coffee but today, I am still drinking the cold dregs of cuppa #1.   Yet my hands quiver as if I was experienceing my normal caffeine high.

Why you ask?

Tomorrow is my first day as a columnist over on Apartment Therapy. (I loooove that world ‘columnist‘) There, unlike here, what I say, will be read by millions.  So what do I say? I have the beginnings figured out and need to fill it out as a complete piece.  This is so stressful!! I know I am putting undue pressure on myself, but I just can’t help it.  I am crossing my fingers that sometime around 10:00pm tonight I don’t freakishly decide that it is all no good and make myself start over.

I don’t do all-nighters well.

Anyway, I have like five posts for you today, but can’t seem to make myself focus on them long enough to hit publish.  I will get to them just as soon as I pull myself together and start to feel really good about this AT thing.

In the mean time, lets make a date to meet over at Apartment Therapy every Wednesday at 1:30 ET.  My column is going to be called  ‘The Gardenist’, it would make me feel great to see some familiar faces (I mean avatars /internet monkers. 😉 )

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. rosekraft on March 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    You’ll do fine – your blog entries here are already Apartment Therapy caliber.

  2. p bargar on March 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    You can do it, you can do it!
    Getting the shakes and fizzing over with nerves is… ok.

    If you weren’t taking this so seriously THEN you’d have issues.
    AT should fit right into your groove. there’s some really nifty quirky unique stuff posted there!

  3. Elizabeth on March 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    We love you and they will too.

  4. laguna dirt on March 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    you are so funny! and you must be a real writer if you are freaking out. that’s what writers do! writing is HARD! but you are going to be great!!! just don’t try too too hard and be yourself! maybe get out and take a walk to shake those jitters.

  5. rochelle on March 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    thanks Guys!! now to get some stuff done here….;)

  6. incredimombo on March 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I am coming out of the bushes to tell you how excited I am! I love Apartment Therapy and I read them on occassion – you on the other hand, I wouldn’t miss – especially at this time of year. Now why does this remind me of an old Campfire Girls song, “make new friends, but keeeeep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” I see lots of silver and gold in your future. Congrats.

  7. Karen on March 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic. Good luck to you! ~ karen

  8. greenwords on May 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Exciting news! Is there an RSS feed specifically for your column on AT? I tried to find it with no luck!

    • rochelle on May 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

      greenwords — working on that — will let you know….

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