Monday, July 21, 2014

art journal: home

We've been busy working on home stuff this past few months, which has had me thinking a lot about what I value in a home.


It's so easy to get caught up in the trappings of the stuff that we decorate our home with. I'm super guilty of this. I like decor. I like pretty things. I want my home to be a reflection of me and my values. But sometimes I worry too much about that instead of being present and actually living a life in my home that embodies those values. What colour the walls are isn't the goal. The laughter and love around the dinner table is.


I'm trying to get back to that. To remember to be grateful. To nurture my relationship with my son and husband. With my friends. To acquire less but cherish more. But man, I'll be honest. This isn't an easy feat for me. I am very much a by-product of my society and the massive consumption generation.

We're working on it though, as a couple, and trying to purge the unnecessary in order to have space for lightness. But we definitely have a long way to go!

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