Living in the Moment

July 22, 2015

living in the moment

If things go as planned we have less than a year left of living in our current home.  Instead of making a mad dash a month before putting our house on the market to make it sale ready I’ve started making some changes now that I think will help sell our house, which also gives me some time to enjoy the work a bit instead of saying I wished I would’ve of done this months/years ago.

It also helps me stay focused on living in the moment, which I seem terribly bad at.

living in the moment

(Reminding myself to stop and smell the flowers on my ever changing coffee table)

I’m not going to lie I stopped doing things on the house a few months ago when we made the decision to move (and downsize) and  I went into a funk because of it.  There’s no doubt about it my house is my hobby and making our home look good and function better for us brings me joy.  Some people play sports, some paint, some read…

I work on my house, always have, let’s face it always will.

living in the moment

(We brought our baby home to this house)

I decided although its fun to think about the next house I’m not going to put all my energy to it.  This is going to be a big year for our family (my daughter will graduate high school, wtf!?) and we will move away from good friends and family to a whole other state (where we’ll know no one) so I need to slow down and enjoy the now and appreciate how good our house was to us.

living in the moment

(My daughter’s high school years were in this house)

So I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m going to make it a point to live more in the now and not the future because let’s face it, 5 years ago I was dreaming about my current house.

living in the moment

Please tell me I’m not the only one guilty of living in the future?

 

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    1. Living in the moment is hard when you’re a designer by nature. You likely want everything ordered just like your home. I’ve really let go of a lot of things this past year because of a stressful 2014. All the things that happened helped me realize I’m not in control, and that I was missing out on the moment always worrying about the future. I try really hard to relax about the blog (and life), because my tendency is to do something and not enjoy it unless it leads to something greater. I’ve decided it’s enough to enjoy writing, meet new people, and decorate my home. Your daughter is beautiful, by the way. I hope you both enjoy the last year of high school!

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