We moved into our first house about six months ago. Even though half of a year seems like plenty of time to fully decorate and get everything tucked away in its proper place, it apparently is not.
I've been dragging my feet on writing a post on this house we now call our home because I've been waiting for it to be, well...more homey, I guess. More put-together. More perfect. But, honestly, if I keep waiting for that, I'll just be waiting around forever.
But...let me just wait till I've finished the bedroom, I keep thinking to myself. Or until we build a window seat or until we figure out what to put on that extremely bare wall. No one wants to see photos of my disorganized, almost-finished home.
At least, let me clean up this hot mess of a room!
I don't know if there is any hope left for this room, actually.
Anyway, there is a blog on home decor called Nesting Place where I sometimes find myself perusing through lovely house projects that I will probably only ever dream of trying on my own home. Its tagline is, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." Sometimes I'm confused about why this is the tagline because a lot of the projects seem to turn out both beautiful and perfect. Regardless, the truth of this simple sentence gives me relief and a little shot of bravery.
Perfection is a little out of my reach right now. My house does not have it all together. I may, in all likelihood, never achieve the home decor vision I have in my head.
But I think I can still manage to create a little beauty worth sharing.
And so, keeping to the wise words of Shia LaBeouf, I JUST. DO. IT!!
And I share my beautifully imperfect home photos with you.
Who knows, maybe you can relate? Maybe we can be mutually encouraged that we aren't the only ones scrambling to get it all together before we put ourselves out there.
Or, maybe, we should rest in the truth that we don't have to get it all together before we put ourselves out there. Maybe it's okay to let what is just be.
And, maybe, I'm talking about more than just home decor.
There is still worth tangled up in our almost-togetherness, no matter where we may find it. After all, the great thing about a work-in-progress is that there is work being done. And that's good because perfecting happens in the doing.
We just can't let current imperfections stop us from beginning.