This is my happy place.
I spend most of my free time in this room. I read in this room, I pray in this room, and I create in this room. Sometimes I just sit and think and stare off into space in this room. I think everyone needs a place to call their own. It doesn’t have to be a whole room devoted to your passion, even a corner in the kitchen would do. In our last house my happy place was in a closet. It was big enough for a small desk, a few inspirations photos, and a couple meaningful objects that inspired and encouraged me. I had a few stacks of fabric on the shelf and my sewing machine was always set up and ready to go. I would just open the doors and pull up a chair. If you have a place to keep your work, whatever it is, set up, and ready for you at anytime, you are more likely to create and pursue your passion. If I had to pull out and set up my sewing machine everytime I wanted to sew something, I’d probably put off a lot of projects.
Over the past couple of weeks I have completely redesigned this space and I can not wait to show you!!!! It’s calm, peaceful, organized, and has a lot less color and stuff. I feel like it kind of reflects where I am in my life. Less chaos. I am more peaceful, content, and quiet lately. More of a listener then a talker. Taking my time instead of hurrying on to the next thing. Taking things in instead of being preoccupied. I’m not in a hurry at the grocery store, I’m not getting ticked off when someone pulls out in front of me, and I’m watching all that is going on around me. I feel less like a spazz. My brother says I’m maturing! hahaha! I don’t know about that, but I feel like for the first time in a long time I am able to breath. I kinda feel like an old man sitting on a mountain top, deep in thought doing a yoga pose. Weird. Anywho, my home is reflecting what is going on inside of me.
The first change I made in my happy place was getting rid of the green $5.00 yard sale bookcase. When I pulled it out of the room, I decided I couldn’t part with it and all of a sudden I had the perfect place for it!!
Everything displayed in the bookshelf came from other parts of the house.
I wanted to use these two little paintings, but I didn’t want to hang them, I wanted them to stand on their own. This is my little get it done trick…. It’s not the right way or the correct way, but it’s a way to do it so that you don’t have to put it off until your next trip to Lowe’s to get the correct mounting stuff.
Ok this totally cracks me up. I actually took time out of my day to label this can. What a dork.
The previous get it done trick…….hot glue gun, a couple of pins and ready to hang!
Current get it done trick…..play dough, popsicle sticks snapped in half, and these little paintings are ready to stand on their own!
Next: My new Happy Place!