Photo: Jen Siska; Styling: Kelley Lilien; Model: Yours truly

Did you miss me? It's been, what, a whole week? I've been updating a lot, have you noticed? Let's talk about that.

Remember when I said in my resolution list that I wanted to "Transition this site into a portfolio/blog"? Well, I have been slowly putting together a portfolio of my one true love, interior styling. Decorating. Whatever you want to call it. For the past year or so I've been taking on local clients in addition to my corporate cube job, and very soon I'll have some finished projects on my hands. So I'm going to show you those in a few weeks. And one day -- one day soon, I hope, let's all cross all of our fingers -- I am going to start taking on non-local clients. Which means you. Which I think is awesome.

I'm also excited about some changes that are coming to the site itself. First of all, I'm going to have to ask the word "hashai" to leave the premises. Poor hashai. It doesn't make sense, it's hard to say, and nobody can spell it. So I'm dropping it and you'll just have to refer to the site as "AB Chao." Or, "the one about clean counters." Or, "that girl who's obsessed with Kelly Wearstler's hair." I have also hired an amazing web designer (I KNOW, RIGHT?) to help me get it all put together.

Other site-related things that I'm excited about: more updates. More photos. Regular features on the blog. And now, here is where I need your help. I've already got a few ideas up my sleeve, but what I really want to know is: what would YOU like to see on the site? Obviously, it should be interiors-related, but other than that, anything does. So, go ahead, tell me! DO IT.

Anyway. Many of you have been reading this site since it was called an "online journal" and I talked about my kindergartener a lot. Now I don't talk about her too much anymore, since she's all old and whatever, with thoughts and feelings and opinions. (Oh God, the opinions.) But the point is, you've followed me through ups, downs, growing pains, hiatuses, and the occasional temper tantrum. Sometimes I can't believe that I've been here for this long. Let's all have a pause while a single tear runs down each of our lovely cheeks. Aw, I love y'all! Snif.

So there you have it: the beginnings of a plan. I am super fired up about what's coming next, and I can't wait to take you along for the ride.

Yay! Now everyone go take a nap. We're tired.

AuthorAB Chao