Well, here it is. Already the middle of January in a Brand New Year.
How’s it going so far?
I find myself checking the date a lot and making a special effort to observe things. I’ll actually stop myself in the middle of some random moment and take a mental snapshot of what I’m doing. Who’s around? What feelings do I notice?
That’s because I have a surreal Alice-in-Wonderland experience of January.
I think of January as my poor-Cinderella-step-child-month. It’s so easy to overlook... at least for me. It’s a month that’s usually filled with stretches of long, winter days that seem dutiful and busy. But unexciting. Days where nothing much is happening and yet, each year when I blink, it’s over.
And I’m left standing in the grocery line telling the cashier, “I can’t believe it’s already February!”
But I’m tired of missing January. I’m trying to slow down and savor the small things and I was recently inspired HERE.
So I’ve decided to make a few changes in my surroundings and make this month more memorable.
What kinds of changes are you focused on?
Because we can shine a light on different areas of our life at once. We can make a few tweaks here and there and it all adds up in the end. Tiny, positive changes that can make us feel wonderfully empowered and grateful
if we do it one day at a time.
At least that’s how I do it. With baby steps.
In my last post I shared a few of my smaller painting projects that were easy to do. And today I’ll show you the BIG change that’s on my mind right now. Only I admit it, I’m a bit nervous.
Because I’ve decided to paint my tall fireplace wall…a creamy white.
What do you think?
Let me remind you.
This is a photo I took a few minutes ago of my family room with all the brick.
This is what my bricks look like right now.
And this is the photo that makes me feel brave.
Do you all know Debra over at Common Ground? She’s got an amazing home. It’s warm and beautiful and has lots of creamy white everywhere, which I love. And this is what her own painted brick fireplace looks like. You can go HERE to see more of this room. And you really should too, not just to see her lovely decorating style, but to meet someone with a kind heart.
In the meantime, I’ll keep you posted on my progress. I need to wash the bricks and do a bit more research on the paint.
And I’d love to know what you think….
I’m linking up here:
photos: BHG, designsponge, apartmenttherapy, remodalista, countryliving, alantishome,