So…the three week ultimatum I gave myself failed miserably. I didn’t have the internal motivation to keep things up. However, I did decide that painting the living spaces (living room, kitchen, main hallway) a lighter color would help with the depression. We had a dark brown accent wall that made the entire living room really dark. It did help make the living space falsely appear larger, but I don’t think the trade-off was worth it. I’ve already put a new coat of paint on most of the living room and it is already brighter.
So, I am in the process of painting the living spaces a shade of white. I think it will be gorgeous when it is done, but I have a long way to go. No photos of it in-progress….I’m too self-conscious about how little progress I have made just yet. Especially since I started the project nearly two weeks ago…
Last week was exceptionally bad. It was just a disaster. I am trying to take better care of myself now and I am just writing last week off altogether.
This morning has been great so far…coffee, yoga, dried apricots as a snack, cheerful boys on the way out the door to school…and my plan for the day is to work the house for most of the day. It will all be better when I feel like this home is really a home again instead of just a junk repository. It will get there, and soon.
A new goal: painted living spaces and a regular laundry routine by Thanksgiving, just in time to decorate for Christmas.
That’s all I’ve got for today.