Over the last four weeks I’ve written numerous entries on motherhood and parenting, but I can’t seem to complete a single one. I’ve been waiting to complete one so I can start blogging again. However, sometimes we have to put certain things on the shelf in order to move passed the place we are stuck in. I have been stuck, so instead of being stuck, I’m moving on to some INSPIRATION!!
I’m all about being inspired!
We have had our house back on the market for the last 17 days. Before that I was painting and cleaning and planting like a mad woman. I made new curtains, reseeded a lawn, replaced plants that were killed during the construction of our back wall, and changed the color of a couple of walls in our house. I learned a few things from being on the market last year that I did a little differently this time.
With that being said, it’s hard for me to sleep when our house is on the market. I worry. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help it. On the good side it makes me pray more and that’s always a good thing. I also get tunnel vision and my creativity shrivels up. It kind of stinks. I spend a lot of time cleaning and shining and sprucing things up… Like, all day.
During our time on the market, three other houses on our street have sold. It’s hard to be the last kids on the block who haven’t sold. People and even other agents are surprised we haven’t. It’s a mystery. It’s rather bothersome and I get weird about it, while all the time I’m reminding myself that it’s ok and everything happens when it should. Oh, and to breathe. Last week, my sister reminded me that selling a house is not a race, and is actually a marathon. She told me to focus on what’s to come and not what’s happening right now in the middle of all the house craziness.
She was right.
One of the things I do to stay positive during this time is focus on my family, and to dream. I make myself dream about places we could be moving and what I would do in a new house. I love design! Seriously, to the point I feel like I may have chosen the wrong profession with photography and should have gone to design school. I am so drawn into spaces and their potential I can’t stand it.
I’ve been on Houzz and Pinterest in the evenings because it helps me feel creative and inspired. It also keeps me from sitting around thinking about selling the house. Here are some of my favorite pins from the last couple of weeks. I hope you get inspired too!
I hope you feel inspired!
Have a fabulous weekend!