AT On: Letting Go a Little

AT On: Letting Go a Little

Sarah Coffey
Jun 17, 2008

This photo by Kotama Bouabane reminded us of an ongoing dilemma we've had for the past couple of weeks: do we stay in and finish the work that needs to be done on our new apartment (painting, scouting for a couple of pieces of furniture, decluttering) or do we go out and have fun because it's summer in Chicago? We've come to the realization that sometimes it's best to just let it go...

All last week, we did absolutely no work on our apartment and it felt great. We saw two movies, read a book, took walks, went out with friends, and were reminded that we have a life. Since we moved in to our new apartment, the drive to perfect our place has transformed a process we normally enjoy into something totally stressful. Our apartment still needs a lot of work, but we'll get to it soon enough. For now, it's nice to let go.

Photo: Melting Words by Kotama Boubane

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