I'm convinced that this is the most perfect home in all the world, though I have no idea what the inside looks like. I just imagine wood floors, white walls and arched door-ways. Truly though, when I think about my "dream home", I'd want something like this. Modest in size, with a bit of character, and a yard for veggies and, of course, cactus.
Sometimes, though, I wonder if having a dream home in the back of my head is actually a negative thing. I mean, honestly, my current home is so wonderful, I hate that I'm already looking to the next thing
. And I hate thinking about what will make my space more beautiful, when so many people don't even have roofs over their heads. I KNOW
When I think about how I want to spend my time + money, I feel so torn between focusing on creativity and working to design a space that I absolutely love -- AND spending that time/money on those who have way less than me. I don't think it's bad to want to have a beautiful home that reflects my style and creativity. But when I spend my time scouring craigslist for the perfect modern couch that I can't afford, I'm not doing anyone any good. It's difficult though! I majored in Interior Design; I'm wired in such a way that I feel exponentially more relaxed and inspired in beautiful spaces. I know that this can be done on the cheap... but it ain't free ya'll.
I know that finding balance is the key. But how do you find balance?? How do you keep from getting caught up in all the online galleries of PERFECT homes? And how do you remind yourself of things that truly matter-- ie. blessing other people
. I'm working on it, but I'm definitely open to ideas. Please + thank you.