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you are allowed to be a masterpiece and a work in progress

If you care anything for home décor and design, then perhaps you have an HGTV addiction like I.  Each time Joanna Gaines does her reveal, I am amazed at the finished product.  How someone can see so much creativity in a boxed-in space always boggles my mind.  Also, I have enough Canadian content, that I would gratefully and willingly welcome any Property Brother to my home.  To the Scott brothers, and those designers who can turn older into something fabulous and new, I am accessible and ready for change.

Each of these shows takes something old down to the foundation, the good bones, and turns it into a vision of beauty. Respecting your story, and creating new objects to be admired from age, makes your home a sanctuary and a place of loving comfort.

In creating the heart of the home, reclaimed wood is highly desired. Focal walls that highlight the original markings and scars of use, hand-forged iron, and objects of inspiration and affection trigger great appreciation and gratitude.

I am a Fixer Upper too. The scratches, dents, and dings are a part of me that I reveal to those with whom I want to create deep relationships.  Some of my decorative elements are unique, quirky, and very DIY.  Antiques have been given another opportunity to be loved and treasured.  That is what I want too; don’t tell me that I am too old to understand. Rather, it is my experience and resilience through all types of construction that secure my foundation.

Changing perspective, removing the clutter, and adding a fresh coat of color help me to be more inviting and a gathering place for others.  Planting the roots deeply to add appeal to my personal landscape, I can see how much more work I want to do on the façade and beneath.

But, at the end of the day, appreciating the abundance I have received and seeing it in a new light, will help me to live happily ever after.  Or, at least until my next redesign.

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We are on the precipice of a great and glorious future….. or so many commencement addresses have begun, or enticements to war.  At the start of a new job or a major life change, we stand at the steep edge of one position to make a great leap into another and untried experience.

Change can be good, yet many of us have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to leave a bad situation to head into a new unknown.  Stepping out of a comfort zone is scary even when it is good for us.  We do stay in situations that are unhealthy, unproductive, and stagnant.  Some of our best skills and inherent traits go unused because they are undervalued or underexposed.

Yet, it is scary to step off that ledge into the vast abyss of doubt, fear, anxiety, and start anew. By nature, we are optimistic that things will work out, or money will arrive, or our health will hold out, or untested faith that all will occur rightly, as it should.

Taking chances, or choosing something new in our life, tests our endurance mentally and physically.  Despite the fear, there are the brave few who leap ~ precariously, judiciously, respectfully, and forcefully, to create change.  Embracing achievement and expanding our horizons means taking that first step.  But, it can be the start of something incredible and no matter how big, starts with that first shaky step to land on the other side of optimism, and simply begin…

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