Let me just share a little. Lately, I have felt that our house was stuffed. We live in about 1500 sq feet. The entry is about 8'x12' and is not usable space and our bedroom is large and I really don't see the need for a very large bedroom when you get dressed and sleep in it. So with that said the 1500 sq feet feels more like 1350 ish sq feet. There are five adult bodies and three dogs living in the space. And all but one of these adult bodies are male. My men do not care greatly about the aesthetics of the home. On the other hand, I care and how my living space looks effects me. I have been fussy about needing some change and realized that I was the only one who was really going to make this happen. So I got to work and put my kiddo to work!
Our oldest son painted the living room, entry, and hall for us. I still have to finish out the hall with painting around the doors (I am not too thrilled about it and keep putting it off). Then we need to put the electrical outlet plates back on the wall and call it done! I only have one thing hanging on the wall right now and it is a new clock (circa Target). I am actually enjoying the bare walls. There is a calmness about them. For all the moves we have done over the years one of the things that I quickly did was hang pictures and try and make the new place feel like home. Now I'm easing into it. Once you hang something it seems to stay there forever. I want to be more mindful.
Hmmmm.........that is really a statement of where I am at in life in so many areas. I want to be more mindful. I have spent my whole life being impulsive and excited to jump into things. At first, things can seem great and then as time goes on you notice things that you didn't' see before. I have lived that way for most of my life. Now, I want to slow down and take my time to get to know a person or new situation before I'm jumping all in.
Lesson to myself: Go slower. Look before you leap. Trust your gut.