Our homes should be a reflection of ourselves and how we want to make people feel. There is nothing wrong with putting love and effort into your home. There is a fine line between loving your space and putting too much of your worth in it. Add things to your home that create the atmosphere you want for yourself and your guests. For me and David, the biggest thing we do to create atmosphere is light candles! It's amazing what a difference it makes. Because our values include using products that honor this earth and support small businesses owners, we get most of our candles from Candelles, a candle company in PA that hand pour their candles with soy wax and take care of their customers. I want our home to reflect our values, and that is one small way we do that.
In a world of to do lists and planners, it’s easy to get caught up in a state of people pleasing or needing to check things of a list to feel like you’ve had a good day. (Believe me, I get caught up in this all the time!). I’ve been learning how important it is to pause and take time for yourself; to remind yourself that your value isn’t found in what you accomplish. You are valuable. Period. So pour yourself a glass of wine, light a candle, draw a bath and just be.
None of this is hugely mind blowing or deeply enlightening, it's simply some things I've picked up along the way. I hope you know these are things I am always working at (and failing at often). I struggle with building up the energy to get out sometimes. I struggle with collecting too much clutter in my life and taking time for myself. But that is what comes with being human! I hope these little insights can leave you with some ideas and reminders.
All my love,