I’m almost done painting this room,
I really need to do a dining room progress post!
Paint is Behr All in One: Studio Taupe (a warm gray)
As many of you might know, one of the underlying themes of The Inspired Room is living authentically at home. And in order to live authentically, you have to be deliberate with your choices — it is important to consider your purpose and intention for your home and life.
One of the ways I live intentionally is I have specific but realistic goals I want to focus on. And I have a whole list of things that are just NOT going to happen this year. What is NOT on my list is almost as important as what IS on the list. I have to say no to a lot of things I would love to do, they just aren’t right for me now.
So, here is the short list of things I do want to work on around my house this year!
Say good-bye to swine.
Same goal as last year. I have a real aversion to my mauve, flesh toned walls. They just make me feel unsettled. And if something actually makes me feel miserable in my own home, I have to deal with it. It might take me longer than a year to paint every wall in my house, but I’ll give it my best shot in 2011 and whatever I manage to do will be better than nothing, right?
I have a few areas of my home that I’d like to transform in more ways than just paint, but I’m not going to put unnecessary pressure on myself right now by calling them “my goals”! But don’t be surprised if there is are quite a few mini home projects in my future. For now, my goal is painting.
Make changes to how we use the space we have, so we can function more efficiently.
We’ve had an incredibly busy life and schedule since we moved here. Our house has not been our top priority. But it is becoming more clear to me how we could use our space more efficiently and how that efficiency would contribute to our well-being. So I definitely have some plans in the works to create a home that really works for us, and it might involve a few fun projects along the way.
Love living in our home.
I don’t want to focus so much on how to improve our home or make it more beautiful that I don’t leave time to just enjoy being in it! That means we have to pace ourselves. I’m not the kind of girl who gets a project done around the house every day, or even every week. Sometimes a month goes by without doing a project. And that is all for good reason (yes, it’s intentional!), living has to come first.
What are your goals for your home in 2011? Let’s discuss!!
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