Having just replaced the flooring in my office/boutique I reminisced about why it felt so good.
Living in a rental home I miss so much being able to treat this it like it's mine.
I miss painting walls and changing floor plans but most of all, I miss dreaming of being able to do these things.
Id watch other women transform their homes and I reminded myself I'd be able to do it too... one day. And to be honest, there was a tinged of jealousy there. There still is sometimes.
Guilt shortly follows saying, "You've been blessed with so much. How dare you."
However, I believe God gave us women the desire to decorate, create, shape and make new. We seek to bring joy and beauty into our homes in many different forms. And that is a wonderful thing!
That's one if the reasons I started this boutique, if you read the About Me
So I took the handcuffs off myself and decided to just do it. Yes it's just a rental. But for now, it's mine. And I have an amazing husband that knows how to install floors and can get them free. Yes, I'm blessed indeed!
So I slowly let my creativity flow while telling myself time will pass anyway. To stop worrying and thinking I'm wasting my time. Putting the work in brings me joy and updates the look and feel of this old farm house. It blesses us, this house and the people who will follow. That's a lot of blessing!
We try and leave every place we've lived better than we found it.
Today I am thankful for an old rental I can update ♡ What are you thankful for?