While sorting through the Cure photos and compiling a slideshow of the Chicago Group we saw messy spaces transformed into healthy rooms, but our favorite part of the process has been this group's ability to apply their newfound perspective to their lives as a whole. Cure members reused, recycled, painted, decluttered, cleaned, supported one another, introduced daily creativity into their lives, and even volunteered in their communities. This group reminded us of the important connection between how we live at home and how we interact with our larger communities, both online and in our towns and cities...
To the people who dropped off somewhere along the way: you're not alone. Just making the decision to work on your home shifts your point of view a few degrees. The timing may have been wrong for this Cure, but you can always start again when you're ready. We run Cures during the Fall and Spring each year, and we hope that anyone who wants to spend some time on their home will join us in the future.
For those of you who have accomplished more than you thought possible: congratulations! Now we hope you'll take the energy that you've channeled into your apartment and use it to have some fun. Enjoy your parties, continue to keep us posted on your healthy homes (we look for Flickr photos tagged with "apartmenttherapychicago"), and enjoy yourself!
We'll be compiling a final graduation post next week and, as always, we'll continue to post on Cure-related topics throughout the year. May is all about cleaning and organization - any Curers still in need of some organizational help will have a lot of resources and information this month!
Thank you so much to all our Cure participants for sharing your homes, inspiring us, and teaching us a few things as well!