It’s been said, more than a few times, that our homes are reflections of who we are.
As in, the current state of your home is a mirror of your current state of mind, what’s going on, on the inside.
If you’re honest with yourself, would you agree with that statement?
This maaaay or may not be something that’s fun to think about. lol
How do we feel when our home is freshly cleaned, the laundry is folded and put away and there are no dishes in the sink? I don’t know about you, but that one time that happened, I felt pretty amazing! LOL
After a little thought and a little looking around my own space, this is what my home, at this very minute, is saying about me (good and bad, lol):
1. There are a lot of areas that I want to improve (they don’t reflect how I currently feel about myself.)
2. There are a lot of areas that need to be completed, they are unfinished/unrenovated. (I still have a lot of personal work to do.)
3. I have done so much decluttering, but I still have a ways to go.
4. I’m still working on defining my true, personal style (I got a late start, that’s a story for another time).
5. I am most definitely a Creative Soul.
6. I take risks in some areas and play it safe in others.
7. I have a quirky, mischievous side.
8. My colors truly reflect my personality:
loyal, trustworthy, dependable, passionate, energetic.
What does your home say about you? :-)
This exercise doesn’t have to be a negative experience, if we are willing to look at our personal spaces with fresh eyes, we can learn a lot about ourselves!
Think about it..
Ever known someone with an immaculate home where everything is in order without a speck of dust anywhere? I’m not talking about special occasions, I’m talking everyday life. Would you say that person likes to be in control? Would they follow behind you re-fluffing the pillows and putting a coaster under your glass? Their perfectly controlled environment is reflecting their desire to either be in control or appear to be in control.
Without getting too deep, those who have every square inch of their walls covered with decor are sometimes feeling the need to hide or cover up some aspect in their lives and will feel vulnerable or naked if their walls are bare.
The other day, I was looking for a pair of earrings and it struck me, just as I would never be found living in a home with a matching set of sofa and chairs (just my personal preference, not a rule for everyone), I also do not own any jewelry sets with matching necklace and earrings. Weird, right?
That absolutely isn’t a conscious decision. I don’t consciously choose to not buy matching sets of furniture or matching jewelry but when I buy what I like, not giving any thought to what others expect me to like, I naturally gravitate towards what coordinates vs. what matches.
This is my home and personal style reflecting who I am.
So, when I look around my home (that is a true reflection of who I am in this moment), as much as I may not want to admit it, I have some work to do. I understand that I am under construction and my home definitely reflects that.
But.. I also see objects, artwork and furnishings that I love to look at and be around. I bought them because they said something to me and I see myself reflected in them, and I’m at home with what I see.
Our homes are ever evolving, (hopefully) just like us. May we give ourselves and others abundant grace during the transitional times.
I would love to hear about what your home is saying about you! The good, bad and the ugly, all are welcome. :-)