Real Talk: What REALLY happens when your bed photo "goes viral"
It has been a whirlwind of emails and requests and website hits and social media and it is all a little overwhelming! I never expected that our bedroom would be what did it. So while it is all very exciting, it is also very stressful. Especially when you are an introverted, normal person who has no idea why anyone would find your bed that interesting.
So in the process of keeping things real, I thought I would share with you the inside scoop of what REALLY happens when you become "famous".
1. You drive thru at Starbucks and they recognize you and give you a free drink!
Ok, fine. That didn't actually happen. They actually messed up my first drink and I had to go back and get it fixed. I bet they would never do that to Taylor Swift! The nerve.
But you know, anyone is welcome to gift me a gift card. You know, just to show you love me ;)
2. You can afford to hire someone to do all your laundry now that you are so rich (and famous).
Sigh. No. Unless you all start clicking on my ads more frequently, the 30,000 hits I get a day on the site really doesn't make me any more money. And sadly, the laundry isn't folding itself.
3. You can afford to hire an assistant to help you get work done.
Yeah, that would be dreamy. Actually, while I usually work only at the studio and can concentrate and get things done, a lot of the "viral" work is being done at home due to the fact that the responses have to be quick. So while I do have "help", it isn't exactly the kind of help that is actually, you know, helpful.
And if you want a good laugh, when I asked what Owen (3) was doing, he says:
"I am in my secret lab, doing my work. Now where is my email?"
And in our office, pants are typically optional.
4. You have to dress nicely when you leave the house in case the paparazzi is waiting for you.
I am not sure I even need to caption this one. Remember that laundry problem? I wore salmon pink floral hobbit pants to work today. Enough said.
And if you don't already own them, you NEED to buy these sandals.
5. You have so much energy from all the excitement that you feel awesome!
Actually, we got a Costco membership so we could buy pain reliever in bulk. Introverts unite!
Oh and I actually already had a Costco Membership. And a Sam's Club membership. We do have 6 kids, you know.
Now, off to reply to Huff Post about their request for a feature (WHAT?!?!) and try to get through a crap ton of editing for all the clients who are patiently waiting. After all, they are the ones who actually are paying the bills!