I put my best glossy foot forward in the interwebs, (don't we all?) but, truth is life has been one hell of a ride for 5 yrs. I've struggled to care for 5 boys, run a house amidst major renos, deal with divorce and a law suit against friends I adored, all while isolated in a city where I had few to lean on. The sadness I felt was pervasive. For the longest time I was surviving rather than living.
So that's where we were, and what was lost but I'll change direction because it's really about our life now and what's been gained. I struggle, yes, but I feel gratitude for every test because it's brought me to where I am today. For the first time in years I feel tremendous freedom, overall peace and a joy in my heart that was missing for so long. I'm looking forward to the next chapters in life and am going to start by expressing this in our home, as this seems to be what I do best.
This room needs to say where we are now. I remind myself daily to 'love big' so shouldn't the room in which we spend the most time impart that message? Everything I layer in the space will bare symbolism of happiness, heart, and comfort as we invite more in to our lives. Make sense?
I'm not entirely certain what it will look like. I do, however, know how I want it to feel... like it's Saturday everyday and the room is a canvas that I painted liberally with love.
This amazing art by Zoe Pawlak was what got the whole idea going for me. It just rings true in a time of such happy change. The remaining images strike a chord as well. (all via)
I'm getting started right away. Making a list of what stays and what will go.
You like? Happy Friday! xo