Let’s cut straight to the chase: I woke myself up at 5am with an unshakeable desire to mop my floors.
I’ve been crawling Craigslist and Pinterest for affordable ways to outfit my home, and shortly before bed I stumbled upon Live Love DIY. This girl is a Pinterest NINJA and has basically designed the exact house I want to live in from the ground up using cheap thrifted items and extreme refinishing (read: spray painting) skills.
Look at her before and after:
Usually when I see DIY home projects I’m discouraged but for some reason these seem within reach and I’m gearing up for a winter of extreme crafting. God help us all.
Anyway, there’s a post about all the shit you can do with vinegar and I guess I was so moved by it that it woke me from slumber with an urge to mop the floors with vinegar. I am not disappointed.
Getting up this early has been a nice change of pace from my slow sluggish sleepy start to the days as of late. I mopped the floors with vinegar (totally works!), made a pancake and creeped all over Craigslist in search of my first project. (This weekend will be such a shitstorm of spray paint and agony. I can’t wait.) I feel so good today, in fact, that I’m planning to head to work 2 hours early to see if getting out earlier this afternoon will have a positive impact on my unruly seasonal depression. Here’s hoping…
I decided that yesterday would be the last day I’m allowed to complain about winter. If you’re not affected by the season change you just don’t get it, which I suppose is why people respond to me with: Put on a coat. Quit complaining. And… It’s so much colder in [insert state here] so get over it.
That’s all well and good, but it’s really a lot darker than that. It is such a gloomy season for me that has less to do with the temperature and more to do with the unshakeable feeling of hopelessness. BUT… I think it agitates me more to vocalize it so I’m just going to ride it out.
I was leaving yoga last night and the theme of the class was all about self care and it just kind of hit me that I’m pretty good on the physical care front but I’m mentally sabotaging myself by seeing the bad in everything first. Life (especially at the moment) would be a whole lot better if I’d just let it be good every once in a while. Like if I could just appreciate the process as a whole instead of focusing on the one (or ten) things that suck right this second. So that’s the goal.
Winter is winter. What can you do?
I, personally, will be doing craft projects. I think if I can find something to pour my energy into–an indoor activity I can look forward to after work–it will help a lot.
So that’s the plan, y’all.
OH. I forgot to mention that I’m terrible at DIY things so this should be just delightful.
Have you ever seen a more beige bathroom?