Sometimes when your home is in a bit of chaos due to life changes or you are in the middle of big transition like moving from one home to the next, it’s easy to feel pretty overwhelmed at times (am I right? High fives to those of you who have moved or in the process of moving this summer.)
It’s tiring knowing you can’t go back to where or how things were (especially if you liked the way things were), but when you look forward to what’s ahead, arrival at the destination seems like such a big mountain to climb.
As exhausting as that in between season can be, I think it’s a good idea to give yourself at least a little break now and then to dwell on pretty things. Pretty things can help remind us that this season of high pressure and stress won’t (hopefully?) last forever.
Even a short coffee break to catch up on blogs or read a few magazines helps to assure me I’m not just creating a big unnecessary mess for myself by tearing apart my home, but I’m preparing our family for the next adventure ahead. That’s an exciting thought, isn’t it? At least, that’s what I tell myself when I’m just hoping to fit in a shower and I can’t even find a bar of soap.
Grand adventures in life always start out with a season of planning, preparation, hard work and even unpleasant changes to get things organized and ready.
In those unsettling seasons, it can be easy to lose focus and energy because we all get tired. You might have trouble thinking and sleeping, you might worry or even question your sanity as you are stumbling along weary on the path. But adventurers will always find their way home. We have to remember this bumpy road we might find ourselves on is just a temporary detour to get through to our next desired destination; it is not a permanent place to dwell. Change can be invigorating, but when you are in the thick of it, peace, inspiration and motivation can be hard to find.
To counteract the craziness of seeing my home undone and our years of memories stacked up in a bazillion bins and boxes, I went on a beauty seeking mission online to recharge and re-inspire! My eyes feel much better now after even just a five minute refresh to enjoy something beautiful. I thought you too might need a little beauty break to escape or gear up for whatever you have to get through this week.
I hope you give yourself permission today to pause for a moment of rest. Enjoy these delightful spaces before you head off on your own crazy or bumpy adventure this week!