We all get this question a lot, sometimes multiple times a day. Our answers can often seem like we are on autopilot. But recently I’ve been wondering what it would feel like to respond with a simple but confident, “I’m really rested.”
It’s soft, low pile, and super cozy. It fits perfectly in our updated dining room, especially after we painted our grasscloth wallpaper. I usually start the design of rooms around the rug these days. Since they add so much warmth, color, and texture, I make everything else work around the rug.
When I attended my first ACA meeting, I felt both comforted and confronted with issues I was trying to ignore. This is not a place to “bash” your parents and discuss all the ways they messed up, but rather it creates a space to be honest about those experiences while giving you tools and hope to change the narrative in your story.
I discovered that the foundation I was standing on can’t actually sustain the trauma and weight of my humanity, but He is uncovering another foundation that is simple and pure and stronger than I hoped.
I debated for several months on either taking the wallpaper down completely, or just painting over it. Grasscloth has a beautiful texture to it that is expensive to add, so I decided to keep it but just change the color.
We believe home is the roof and walls around our story and what we value. So we had a lot of conversations together before we circled around a few things we want our home to protect, represent, and give.
My mind is also in a sweaty place of detangling thoughts that have some very deep roots. I've been doing a lot of soul work this year. It has been hard and it has been sweaty and I have often wanted to give up.