March Mantra | Embrace the Mess

Embrace the Mess

Lately this concept of embracing the messiness of life has been on my mind a lot. I think its safe to say I can blame that on moving. Moving is quite the process, but its not one that I have disliked near as much as I thought I would. There have been only a handful of days where Jeff and I have been stressed about it and that was only right at the beginning when we were still living out of boxes. We were able to get a lot of the work, like painting, done before we moved in, which helped so much. I just keep reminding myself that moving into a new house and making it a home is a process; a long one. Everything is not going to be just how I want it right at first. It takes time to find a place for everything, to find what you like, and what you don’t, to find what works and what doesn’t.

On the Internet, everything looks so perfect.  Everyone has their curated Instagrams and perfect blog posts about their perfectly organized lives and perfect relationships. And you know what? That is just not reality, and that is a good thing.  There is a lot of pressure that comes with keeping that up. I am a very organized person and I love my curated Instagram, probably too much, and clutter and mess usually bother the shit out of me, but lately I’ve started to embrace it. It means we experiencing a season of change, growth, and are moving forward, and I am perfectly happy with that. Not to say that I will live in mess forever, but in the mean time I will let it motivate + inspire me to create a space and a home that Jeff and I love. A space that is ours.

XO, Lauren