For the past few months, I have been putting my blogging on hold pretty much because I was … well … just sick of it. No one was really reading it and I felt that it was just a waste of my time. Plus, I didn’t feel I really had anything important say. (Pity…Party of 1)
However, something changed in the past week. I now feel a little clearer on what I have to say and why it’s important that I share it with others. My education about life is something that I’m sure can help anyone – either as encouragement to plow on through the tough stuff, or as motivation to get things moving forward. This change is having an effect of what I’m doing in my home.
I have decided to move my office. I did this about 2 years ago – from one smaller bedroom on one side of the house to the largest bedroom (master bedroom) on the other side of the house. (We do not sleep in the master bedroom because it’s just too big. We opt to sleep in the 2nd smaller bedroom we have and it’s much more cozy.)
Moving my office was a mistake for many reasons…too many to go into here. So, I’m moving it back. As part of this process. we are completely updating this bedroom so it’s more in keeping with who I am and how I want to feel when I’m in this room. I was somewhat on the fence about a theme to use (and I’m a huge fan of themes in rooms ). However, as Jeff was removing the carpet tact strips from the floor and we were moving a pile of pictures out of the way, I saw a picture I hadn’t seen in over 8-9 years. There it was, all wrapped in shipping shrink wrap, looking just as wonderful as the day I got it. In one short second, the theme came to me simply because of this one picture. It helped me narrow down what the paint colors will be, what furniture from around the house I’ll put into the room, the accessories I’ll use, etc. It truly got my mind going and gave my heart a warm and fuzzy feeling.
When you’re doing cosmetic renovations, it’s a slow process and it’s sometimes easier just to keep your home undecorated than go to all the trouble of putting up a few things and then taking them all down when you reach that area of the house. That’s what had happened in our home. I realized that when I came across three wind chimes that were still in their boxes. When I found them, I asked Jeff to put up a few hangers in the ceiling and up those wind chimes went. Even though they will never get a cross breeze so they make noise, that wasn’t the point. The point was to get some color and texture against the drab walls in the living room until a time when we can get to updating this portion of the house.
When you go too long without something that makes your heart sing, you can fall into a deep pit of despair – as I had. I have been doing the same thing everyday: getting up, going to work, coming home, watching TV, and going to bed. I now see the other end of this long road.
It’s funny how something as simple as a picture was waiting patiently in the wings for me to uncover it’s wonder. Thank goodness I did.
What is waiting in the wings for you to discover?