02 Nov Out with the Old
My husband and I have been busy every weekend renovating the downstairs of our house, and now that pumpkin everything is popping up where ever you look, I’m feeling the pressure to finish by the holidays!
We LOVE fixer upper stuff, so we do most of the work ourselves (if you’re curious, follow along on my Instagram or Facebook stories). Even though it’s beyond exhausting, it’s incredibly rewarding at the same time.
A few years ago, we painted the outside of our house black and white, and I got the bug to bring the same clean palette inside. I painted almost every room in the downstairs of our house a lovely, bright but soft, white, and we installed new floors much lighter than our old ones.
Every day when I wake up to the changes, I feel so refreshed. It’s amazing how much your surroundings affect your state of mind.
One thing I noticed as we changed the foundational color scheme, much of the décor throughout the house just didn’t fit the new palette. As I put certain pictures back up on the wall or particular pieces of furniture back in place–even throw pillows on the couch—I noticed they just didn’t belong anymore (you can imagine how excited my husband was about that).
The new was laughing at the old.
My grandmother told me once after changing her carpet, “The problem is, now the carpet is laughing at the curtains.” What she meant is that the new carpet was making the old curtains stick out like a sore thumb.
Have you ever noticed when you make changes in your life there are some old ways and old habits or even commitments that just don’t serve you anymore? I’m here to tell you that’s a good thing!
It’s time to change things up. It doesn’t mean the old thing was a bad thing. It has served its purpose, but it is time for the NEW.
As you pursue MORE in your life, your family, your business, you will find there are some things that will not fit in with the new. Don’t be afraid to let go.
Have a ceremony if you need to. Celebrate what was and make way for what is to come.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates
What routine, habit, way of doing things, mindset, weekly commitment, activity needs to change for you? What MORE are you making room for?
Let us know in the comments so we can cheer you on and celebrate your progress.
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