Welcome to my new home, which you may have already spotted over on Instagram or Twitter. If not, here she is!
She’s sweet and somewhat petite and feels like me.
Moving out of my little dream home was incredibly bittersweet. I love that house so very much. A shotgun in my favorite neighborhood?! A tiny street full of neighbors turned friends?! An exposed double-sided fireplace and the most charming details?!
It was an actual dream and I could barely believe it was mine, that it was in my grasp. That I got to live there. I love that sweet house so very much, though it was time to move on.
And, much of what I’ve learned lately is that home can be anywhere – it doesn’t have to be tied to a specific house, or apartment, or space.
I’m lucky enough to call many places home — like western Massachusetts and now a spot near the beach where my family just bought a condo (😏 I’ll be mooching from here on out), and other places that feel like home, too.
Now, I’ve got my new home around the corner from my old house and it’s lovely and so very me. I’ve been decorating with items I’ve had my eyes on for years, like this storage cabinet which is my ACTUAL DREAM. I’ve had it on a mood board for 2+ years and finally made it mine. It’s the pièce de résistance in here, for sure.
I’ve also been paying attention to what type of décor helps me feel calm, and that’s neutrals, warm tones, and simple design. Neutrals paired with hints of green, pops of pink, and a smattering of yellows.
It feels good in here, to call this spot my own. I’ve got a charming office (that needs some work!), a cozy bedroom, a sweet outdoor space, and a little living room and kitchen with enough seats for my closest gals to sit around and catch up. Well, on the rare occasions that all eight of us are available.
I’ve also been cooking so! much! more! I’m revisiting favorite recipes from the archive, exploring new recipes, and having fun with getting creative to avoid food waste as much as possible. That alone has my body and mind feeling much better.
Overall, it’s been a good move for me physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s been tough, too. There’s been a lot of change in the past year, though I think it’s all working out the way it’s supposed to. At least, I’m hoping it is. Feeling optimistic and grateful lately, and incredibly hopeful for what’s to come.
I’ve been choosing to lean into what’s feeling right, which paths bring less resistance, the moves and changes that seem to have a gravitational pull.
More to come, soon.
Have you moved recently? How are you making your new space feel like home?