You have come to the end of Week Eight.
Only today and tomorrow to go. Now, all of you who are hiding are invited to come back out and tell me where you are at this weekend. No judgements, it's all good.
To those that feel they "petered out": not everyone who starts the Cure feels that they have stuck with it and "finished" it. But if you've read the book and even done a little bit, you have shifted your perspective and made some progress. That counts for a lot. As we keep running Cures and offering opportunities to join in, my hope is that everyone finds their right time and does a bit more each time.
To the rest of you, I want to see pics!
My secret hope is that you'll take pics of your home empty and then with guests (or you) toasting the camera for all of us to share. I'll post every one to the front page. And to those of you who are not quite done, we have a few more posts to go and if you stay in touch I can put them up then (or whenever you finish).
Sharing with guests has importance that goes beyond being a good excuse to clean up your home. Sharing with guests is really a sharing of the love that you have lavished on your home (and on yourself). This isn't meant to be corny. This is actually the goal.
I've learned that whenever you do a lot of work on yourself (or your home) and spend a lot of intense time in pursuit of a self-enriching goal, the best way to finish it is to redirect this remarkable energy outwards to the world for the world's benefit. In this way we complete a circle, take our efforts one step further and leave this experience on a more elevated plane.
It's also a way of giving yourself a break if you don't feel you've done a *perfect* job.
Let me know what you think.
I'm going to leave it there for now and look forward to your comments. On the next post (Graduation) I will ask for your feedback for future Cures and figure out any improvements that will enhance the online experience.
Have a great weekend!
PS. JonathanB, thanks for the poem :-). What is "maffick"?
This new Flickr thread
covers action after the Cure.
The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays (or sometimes Friday or Saturday), allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post each week and everyone is urged to take pics, tag them with "apartmenttherapycure" and post them in our Flickr Pools:
(The last post is here - all Worksheets are here - The Book Blog is here)