My magazine shelf covered with the last project I was working on. Even so, this isn’t so bad…sometime soon I’ll show you ugly messy. ;-)
You guys…can I just say something? Wow! I mean WOW…the “Things I’m Afraid to Tell You” blog challenge has become so much more than anything I ever could have imagine it would be. I guess I had a feeling that this was a conversation that should take place because of how many times the topic has come up when I’ve spoken with other bloggers and blog readers, but I just had no idea how profound it would become, or how amazing the response would be. Thank goodness for Jess Constable starting it all! One of the most amazing parts of this all has been to read each of your personal stories shared either in your own blog posts, on comments left on mine or other blogger’s posts, or through the emails you’ve sent. Thank you…each and every one of you for sharing so bravely and candidly. I am humbled beyond my ability to describe it.
My DIY idea wall. Not glamorous, but handy when I’m stuck in a creative rut.
I wanted to highlight one of the emails I received because in it Iren was kind enough to share a link to a post with me that Weekday Carnival had written. In it she and several of her blogger friends bravely reveal their real-life home…you know the lived-in, messed up, hurry-and-tidy-it-up-before-company-comes-over reality, and I found it utterly refreshing (Iren also shared a similar post on her blog too). Because you know what…I’ve admit that I’ve been guilty of visiting her blog before and sighing enviously aloud as I page through post after gorgeous post of her ethereally white and artfully arranged pristine space. I’ve wondered what it is that I’m lacking that makes it imposable for me to have a similarly spotless home such as hers…so reading/seeing the human side of her life (and her friend’s spaces) basically shattered all that for me (in the best way possible). Now I find her space to be doubly inspiring, since I know that it goes from looking like a clothes-bomb went off, to looking like this. I mean how awesomely brave is she?!!
My messy desk (you should see how high the piles sometimes get). And why yes, that is a binder clip holding my curtain closed. Jealous?!
Anyhow, I’m hurriedly trying to get ready for my trip as I write this, but I couldn’t help but think that I’d like to show you what my office looks like right now. No tidying, no arranging…just the not so pretty true life state that it’s really in (I wouldn’t want you thinking that it’s always looking like this, when the reality is that it looks like today’s photos a lot more than these ones). Lately I’ve been making a huge effort to pick up more regularly, so please know that a lot of the times (especially right after a DIY making project) it looks about 10,000 times worse than it does here (I’ll share photographic proof sometime soon).
The spot I’m most embarrassed to show…my supply shelf. I always have grand plans of organizing and making it look photoshoot worthy, but somehow it never happens. Honestly, I’m just glad to have all my stuff in one spot! And that exercise matt…yea, that’s only been used twice. Somehow I never have the motivation to workout at home. Oh well!
Does seeing the unfiltered behind the scenes look at things make you feel better, like it does for me? I hope so (or else I probably just scared you away). Thanks for being here today and for all the lovely ways that you make my day brighter. xo Ez