One Step Forward

Renovations have been our life for the past 4 years. 15 actually if you count back to our 1st house!

It’s so much more than just changing the flooring or painting the walls.

I put my entire heart and soul into what we are doing. Once we lock a design/change in and I can visualize it, I want it done now.

Renovations have taught me how to be patient. How sometimes things get messy, like really messy and you don’t know if you can do it anymore – but you can and you do. Just like life. Renovations to a house is so much like life in general. It can get really really messy, but out of that mess comes a beautiful message!

I tend to always be thinking one step forward, which would actually feel like 10 steps back for me. One of my strongest strengths is Futuristic. I can look ahead and see things falling into place or how it “should”. I’ve learned the power of slowing your mind and enjoying quiet. To enjoy the process – because lets be real, when you plan something – well when we have it never goes exactly to plan – but many times that is such a blessing! To know and trust that everything happens in Divine timing.

So many obstacles we faced over the years married with children, daily life, work… the house & renovations!

Our whole home renovations are coming to near completion. The main part of the house, the family areas, the kids areas etc are all complete and “US”. It was really important to us to make this home ours and not try to fit into someone else’s life. It’s been freeing for all of us. Its pushed us to grow. Patience truly is a virtue.

Today we came one step closer to our laundry / mud room to being complete which completes the existing home’s layout, it’s not just all new – its US!!!

We are now gently taking one step forward again as we complete our vision and finish our dream home with something special for us – husband and wife/mom and dad! For our years of hard work and dedication, love, forgiveness and patience. The excitement far outweighs the fear of taking that “one step forward”. Because then you are committed, there is no going back. Its thrilling and so exciting and then the excitement wears off, the stress, over thinking and worrying comes out. The pressure of ‘just getting it done’ pushes on me real hard and I lose the enjoyment of the process. A process of gentle reminders, to strive for progress not perfection, that one day (soon) it will all be done and all be US!

Tonight we are one step closer to being complete, I truly celebrate no more disruption for our kids. Routines that can be enriched with our final new space and the organization we all crave!

Now that the rest of the house is complete, us, comfortable for the kids, its time for the two of us to create our own special space!

For tonight, as much as I would love to be in that room organizing and shifting things, which have been over crowded during all the renos, for everything to have a purpose and a place.

I came home and knew I needed grounding oils. I put Anchor and Arise in the diffuser and on my wrists. Put the groceries away, tidied the kitchen and now enjoying some downtime.

In divine timing, the laundry mud room will be complete. Our master suite will be underway and some other amazing finishing touches to our home! Feeling very blessed. Grateful for the energy work, meditation, reading, journaling, oils, yoga through this process. As our home shifted to “us” we have all became more at home in our heart and our home! πŸ’—

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