It’s mercury retrograde, which is known for pointing out the things we have gotten wrong.
So on the same day, when both a new vase arrived crumbled into tiny pieces and coffee table showed up damaged, I couldn’t help but feel discouraged that maybe interior decorating isn’t a hobby I should be dabbling in.
Aside from the dented corner, the table also just felt like an uninspiring, big block of dark brown wood. I judged it hard. I had spent weeks considering all of my options before hitting order, thinking about how to evolve my feminine style to include pieces with more authority to be a unique reflection of me. I was so excited about this vintage inspired Chinese table from Arhaus, that is until it arrived.
I made up my mind quickly that I was going to send it back. Then that weekend, I spent a lot of time on the couch nursing a headache and it grew on me. I decided to get some flowers and style it up and that’s when I fell in love and could see the potential of where it could lead me.
Jumping to conclusions and not giving things a chance is what I get wrong sometimes. Of course we all want to execute the vision we have in our heads perfectly but we have to first appreciate who we are, exactly where we are in order to grow into our visions. In ten years I hope to have a home that looks like a magazine. And in the meantime, I’m willing to practice and love where I’m at. Anyone with me?