Accepting Where You Are In Life: The Apartment Edition

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I am super excited to be writing this blog post, it is something that is helping me with where we are at in life right now.  I like to think of myself as one who puts people, relationships, and responsibilities before material possessions, but I must admit, I am human and once in a while something will happen that will make me desire that which I do not have (at this moment anyway) and I tend to lose focus.  This is not something I am proud of, and I have spent several days arguing with myself over being content where we are.

So, that brings me to a new place in life, and YOU, my dear readers, get to see it all happen.  I am embarking on a journey to make our (small, but suitable) apartment livable.  I have went round and round in my head about moving, renting a house, trying to BUY a house, or a lease to own option, I just can’t help but shake the feeling THIS is where we are meant to be.  I pouted for a few days when I thought of the kids not having a backyard, and still carrying groceries up the stairs… but, I finally came to grips with it, and this is where I am.  Trying to make the best of things, I have a running list of projects that I’m going to be working on to get this place functional for our family of 4.

Here are a few of the projects:

Play-mat for the deck outside

Pantry makeover turning our coat closet into a pantry

Kitchen reorganization

and probably not last and CERTAINLY not least A master bedroom makeover.

I’m excited to see how these projects turn out, and I also have a goal of spending the least amount possible to do each project.  Hopefully I’ll have some great “how to” posts in the near future too.

Have you lived in an apartment?  What did you do to make it more functional?

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