I finally found my tracker and realized that if I don’t post at the start of the day, I wander off or forget by evening. I’m going to do my best to continue to be consistent, but instead of going for a straight 100 calendar days, I’ve decided to continue this little experiment until I have 100 posts. This experiment has me contemplating the world from a much broader perspective. If I miss a day, how can I reconfigure both my expectations and the process as a whole? Thus writing 100 posts even if there is a small gap here and there.
I’m also reconsidering my perspective on my house. I had a vision for remodeling one room at a time, but financially, ripping out lath and plaster and replacing it with sheetrock isn’t in the cards right now. Let’s take the bathroom as the biggest “for example”. I attempted, years ago now, to start stripping the paint off all the woodwork. It proved much more difficult than I anticipated, thus there we are left with patches of partially stripped wood here and there. It looks awful and is somewhat depressing. It occurred to me the other day while soaking in the bath that I can in fact just refresh the paint for now and abandon my previous vision for now.
I’m an adult, my husband and I own this house, we could put up wood paneling and turn this place into a pirate ship if we were so inclined (which I am definitely not). The point is, I’ve been thinking about the entire process too narrowly. I can make aesthetic changes such as paint, decorations, and curtains saving the major renovations for someday when we have more funding. There is no reason I have to lie in the bath and stare at partially stripped wood patches simply because I can’t afford to gut and remodel the entire bathroom. In fact, I’ve also found a delightful Instagram account that has inspired me!
This is my home, and I can make it my home. Granted there will have to be some agreement between my husband and I, but he is generally gracious and not picky. Like me, he’d much rather be in a space that is beautiful and feels good than something cluttered and half finished. Right now, I’m in the pinterest stages and plotting my creation. Stay tuned.
Creating my own sunshine 🌞