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living where i am.

Over the years, I’ve had so many ideas of how to decorate my home (when I’ll finally have one!).  I’ve compiled pictures, lists, inspirations…put them in folders, binders, peg boards, on pinterest(!) you name it.  Though, some of those things were, or maybe still are, pretty cool, a TON of those ‘sweet’ ideas are either out of date in style or are just not cutting it for me any more.  Funny how at the time, they were “it” in my mind.  It isn’t a waste that I dreamed such things, it’s just unfortunate that I never got to live in some of those dreams.
Every house that I’ve lived in, I’ve thought “Save that idea for when we live in “our” real house,” or “It’s not worth putting the time/money into organizing this only to have to redo it when we move…”.  Really, I’ve just found ways to excuse myself from living in the complete picture of my reality, of my present life – my present dreams.
Ironically enough, the same pattern of thoughts have been had over the direction of this blog…”I should save those ideas for when I redo my site..” or “I’ll add a new feature when I know it’ll be consistent or when I have more time…”.  
From these 2 little examples, I can see that I get caught up thinking I can’t change the present because: 1. I want to do it in the future with “better” circumstances or 2. what I used to do/think isn’t the same as where I am now, will it be weird to change and just leave those old thoughts/dreams/ideas behind? 
Over time, people change.  We grow.  We morph.  We transform.  As do our ideas.  So why not enjoy, seek out, and LIVE in the dreams we have today?  We need to start living in the exact place we sit/dream/aspire because if we save it for when things are perfect, it won’t be our living dream at that given moment.

It’s time to start to live in the space that I currently am (house, skin, person, etc), be at home with me, live where I am.

p.s. good tips to making your home feeling happy right now.

pic pix: me, living in the skin that I’m in-taking a selfie because I never do, Calgary, AB, today

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  • January 31, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    Allison Jane - Wow! Thank you for this awesome reminder! <3

    You are such an inspiration! Thanks for being YOU!


  • January 31, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    Mariel - Loved your post, I can relate 100%. So many times this year I’ve stopped from doing things because I don’t know where I’ll be in the next few months. Such a great reminder to dream and live in the NOW! Love you to bits!!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 9:55 pm

    t.e. yardsley - I find myself living in the hypothetical far too often, and I have to remind myself that the only thing I’m promised is the moment I’m living in. Makes it a lot easier to actually live than to think about living.ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    sarah nadine - @Allison Jane – thanks friend! i feed off of your enthusiasm and encouragement xo

    @Mariel – it’s so easy to think mañana, mañana…i’ve done it repeatedly in my life (before i get married, before i have my first kid, before…) but am really trying to change it. so many awesome dreams to live right now!

    @t.e. yardsley – i like the way you put that “…makes it a lot easier to live than to think about living.” life really is simple isn’t it?! thanks for stopping by and for sharing your words.ReplyCancel

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