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Hey, what’s up?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you stick around and find something helpful!

I’m Petra, and this is a blog mostly about organizing and designing indoor and outdoor residential spaces. I have a consulting business where I do this professionally, and this blog is a companion to my business.

You might look at this blog like it’s me giving away all my secrets, but it’s not. If you hire me to advise you on organizing and designing your spaces, you’ll get the whole enchilada of my services, and of course they will be tailored to your own personal place.

This blog contains lots of my ideas, and I’m offering them here to help you, but of course the biggest help to you will be if I come out and work with you on-site. And in that scenario, you will become my customer!

So you can see, this blog isn’t completely altruistic. I hope that you’ll read it, try out some of my ideas, and then decide you’d really like my help, and to heck with the blog, you’re just going to have me come out and do the work for you!

Ok, I’m only somewhat serious when I say that.

This blog really is intended as a general help and because I do like to write and share my ideas.

Do you wonder about my domain name that I chose for this blog site? It’s based on the fact that my business stands on four principles, and each one begins with the letters P-L-E-Y. I’m not going to tell you here what they stand for. You’ll have to get into my blogs to find that out. J Yeah, I know, I’m dangling a carrot.

But anyway, that’s where the 4pley.com domain name came from.

A little more about me, besides that fact that I own my own organizing/design business. . . .

In my past life I was an aeronautical engineer, and an astronaut. Yes, I’m serious. I know that what I’m doing now doesn’t seem like a logical progression career wise, but that’s a story in and of itself.

I went to a university with one of the best aeronautical engineering programs in the country, graduated at the top and was valedictorian. Got a job with NASA right out of school and moved down to Merritt Island, FL. Progressed through their training and was selected to be one of the crew members for the flight to the international space station to do various tasks.

Do you remember hearing about that space trip in the news a few years back? Yep—that was me on that trip. It was phenomenal. Obviously an unforgettable experience.

A bunch of things happened on my return to earth, and I eventually left the space program and the whole aeronautical engineering field.

I wouldn’t have chosen the way it all went down, but it’s past now, and I’m very happy with my new life. One door closed and another door opened, and I don’t waste any time looking back with regrets. I just remember the good stuff and I look forward at more good stuff!

So that’s me in a nut shell.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Petra

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