Synonyms for passion: affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, fondness, love
I just had to think about what I really enjoy doing. I was watching a video called reignite your passion. This lady was talking about how she loves to paint and draw and how that is therapy for her.
Well, I’m certainly no artist although several of my kids are. I can’t play an instrument, although I’d love to.
So it wasn’t too hard for me to come up with what I do love and am passionate about.
Houses. I love putting rooms together. I think that’s why I love thrift stores because I can find affordable things for my house. I love organizing and decluttering. Even cleaning and putting a room back together is enjoyable to a certain extent. The transformation makes me feel like all is well with the world. I definitely am getting the endorphins flowing when the house comes together.
My only problem is there’s not enough space for all the things I’d like to do, so I’m having to decide what I really like the most and do that. I would like to hang more family photos so I am hoping to have a gallery wall in my hallway. And maybe pop in a picture here or there of what makes life sweet – the people we love.
I love looking through decorating books and magazines, watching YouTube decorating and home tour videos, especially small space because I can glean ideas and solutions on how to make small work.
I think home should be a reflection of you. It should tell your story. It should remind you of the people you love and the things you’ve done and are doing. It should be a place of warmth and love and peace.
It should also function well. So one of my goals in this small mobile home is to get the most I can out of the space. Yes, our table is too big. Two sides are moved against a wall and post so are unusable, but the table is an antique and family heirloom and is meaningful and beautiful. It serves it’s purpose and works for us because there are only three of us that live here now. It can be pulled out to accommodate more people if we need it to. Having the bigger table provides extra meal prep space (since we have very little counter space) and a place for playing games. So although the table is technically too big for the space, it adds lots of necessary functions and beauty to our home, so is worth the space it takes up.
It definitely is a challenge to get this place to work because it is so small and I have a lot of stuff. It is a matter of finding the right solutions for storage and downsizing a bit. But even though it can be frustrating, it’s also enjoyable. As much of life can be.
What are you passionate about? Do you enjoy your home?