I'm not who I was.
“Although I would never claim that my room is typically pristine, it isn’t usually *THIS* messy. However, I just got back in town, my hubs left for the week & I’m playing guinea pig with meds again leaving me feeling pretty rough and desperate. At this point, as long as my children survive, housework is pretty much at the bottom of my list. You should feel special that I’m comfortable enough to not care about straightening up the room for you.”
Those were the opening remarks to the fabulous Rachel Anne upon submitting the “before” of my bedroom to her. I had won a room redecoration consultation. My bedroom has always been my last priority in home decorating since, other than the master bath, that’s what others see the least. Brace yourselves, for you ALL get to feel “special” now…
We hadn’t done anything with our bedroom since we moved in a year and a half ago… unless you count that giant patch of mud on the wall in the corner above the electrical box from when the electricians had to cut into the wall during our kitchen remodel. I pinned up curtains that were already there as a temporary solution and we had a friend ground a particular outlet that wasn’t grounded. That’s pretty much it.
What we HAVE changed:
It’s safe to say that we have been successful at achieving the clean and calming comfort that I was going for. It’s amazing how much more soothing the update has been to my mood. I don’t feel suffocated with “what still needs updating” first thing in the morning or last thing before I try to sleep. My type-A isn’t even stressing out
much over posting the after pictures while having left some details unfinished. In hindsight, creating sanctuary in our bedroom probably should have been the first in redecoration priority for sanity’s sake. I enjoy spending time in there now. I now read in my room, I fold clothes there, I even enjoy making the bed when my strength is up to it. I breathe and refresh.
My challenge to you today is to do something for your home or yourself that is like taking a soothing breath of fresh air. It doesn’t just benefit you, it benefits those around you as well.