The beginning of this particular March, marks the end of my first full month living in my new apartment. And coincidentally, what I think is my first picture in my bathroom mirror. How it has taken me this long to do this, I’ll never know.
Now if you had seen how my apartment looked shortly after I moved in and could see how it looks now it might look as though no time has passed at all. Why might you think this you ask? Because at a first glance it may appear as though nothing has changed. But that’s not exactly true. Let me enlighten you…
To the naked eye yes, nothing has changed. I am still sitting on my crappy student furniture, I don’t have a new dog to keep me company, some of my clothes are still in garbage bags because I have yet to get a new dresser and there is nothing hanging on the walls (yes, absolutely nothing).
However, what you can’t see by looking at the apartment is that after a month of living here, its starting to feel like home. Its no longer just a place I’m sleeping and eating in. This is beginning to feel like my space. Which feels amazing.
The fact that I’m still using my old hand-me-down furniture and that I don’t have anything hanging on the walls doesn’t make this place any less of a home. It doesn’t make it any less mine. I’m not about to go out and buy a bunch of stuff just to hang on my walls because there isn’t anything hanging there. Part of the fun of making a house a home, is taking time and finding pieces that I love to fill up my home.
Anyways that’s what’s been on my mind recently. I’m really looking forward to Spring because it feels like it fits really well with my fresh start. I’m looking forward to this season.