Do you have a fine set of dishes, blankets, shoes, etc. that you keep stored in the attic for the right time to spring them out and use because by then, you will have the perfect spot for it or time to wear it. If you said yes, then you are just waiting and your life is on pause. Not only, was I waiting for the right time to spring out my glam; I’ve also had an epiphany. It was a long time coming but I finally welcome it. I’ve heard people say many times that most people are just waiting to live and don’t realize that life is what’s passing them by. By the time we hit retirement age, we think back on all the things we wish we had done. Like that saddened group of “most people”, I was also waiting to live and I still wait for the most part.
Before this epiphany, I had convinced myself that I am living every day…never waiting on a single thing. I was living! Right? No, hence the epiphany, remember? Over an eight year period, I had collected a ton of random pieces and ideas that I would use to glam up my home – never really doing anything with them, because the time just wasn’t right. My glam went hidden, secretly waiting for me to use it as I had envisioned. But I didn’t…it wasn’t time.
I’ve been waiting to transform my family room into some expensive New York penthouse. Waiting to fit the new clothing pieces in my closet on a much toner physique. My hair is waiting to grow longer so that I can wear this one particular style that I adore. My entire life has been waiting…on me. On some transformation that was always a step ahead or an inch out of reach. I could fill this entire blog with a long list of my “waitings”.
I consider myself a go-getter and jack of all trades – wanting to try many things all at once. But is it slowing me down? I think so. I’ve been waiting to finish this house for eight years. You know, get it to the point where it is showroom ready and display my style, my glam. Where I can comfortably go from one space to the next without the gradual decline in comfort or the sacrifice of over cluttering. Instead, I’ve been borrowing the glam of other people, until mine is just right. No more, my transformation has started and I will continue to push forward, living in the now and not hording for later. My epiphany lead me to this piece – DIY Planter Table, and it has been my joy for the last few weeks and has challenged me to move forward and be me.
My home is now filed with empty corners because I have gotten rid of all the place holders that filled in while my glam waited. No more, I will fill every empty corner with love and pieces that support my style. Mostly DIY, mostly comfortable, and all me. As I move from space to space in my home with ideas and inspirations, I hope you’ll follow me on this journey. Part one of this Vlog starts here and you can view it and see “exactly what I’m working with”!
I may be a work in progress but I’m woke, how about you? Are you just waiting? If so, on what?