My house was built in 1978. We’ve lived here for almost 3 years and have a reno to-do list that seems to get longer every passing month. Right now we have half a wall ripped out, I don’t even want to think about the carpets in the bedrooms and one of our bathrooms is so tiny you can basically only fit one person in it.
But you know what?
This is our home, and I love it.
It’s far from perfect, but it’s where my family lives and loves and plays and eats and sleeps. There’s dirty hand prints on the walls, more than one junk drawer despite my attempts at being a minimalist and please never ever look under the couch.
But there’s also my collection of plants. My husband’s vintage video games and old cube TV. My daughters treasures, books and favourite toys. Old printed photographs, year books, ticket stubs and a few bikes. We fill it with music and laughter and good food and friends. It’s where we have birthday parties and celebrate holidays. It’s where we dance like no one’s watching and argue about silly things. It’s where we brought home our youngest baby girl a year ago. We spend 90% of our time here and there’s nothing that could better showcase who we are.
And that goes for you and your home too.
So invite me over!
It doesn’t have to look like a board on Pinterest. It doesn’t have to be tidy and shiny and new. And if you throw everything into a spare room before I get there, I promise not to tell anyone. I’ll keep your laundry pile a secret too.