(Written last night :-)
What a long day!
From 9:30 this morning till 9:30 tonight I have been scuttling back and forth between two apartments which are both undergoing a transformation.
One, on Thompson Street, has been in the process of renovation
The other aparment, on Canal Street, is getting a makover that is being filmed by HGTV, and will be finished on Thursday. This apartment has taken three weeks for its transformation and it has been no less work. Painting, lighting, shelving installation, curtain installation and deep cleaning are what this space needed. My client has lived here for 7 years. This is one complete life cycle, and the time it takes for every cell in your body to renew itself. After 7 years you are new again, but your home isn't unless you do something about it. In the past three weeks we have gone through 7 years of collected belongings and papers, throwing out a small dumpster of trash and recycling, with more to go to the Goodwill store. It has not been easy. Attachment to old skin is very strong. But as the belongings have been thinned down, edited, and the apartment has taken on the glow of a new youth, my client is beginning to see a new future in this space.
When we have patience, we enjoy process and savor the result.
When we clear away the old, we make space for the new to come into our lives.
When you improve your space you improve yourself.