Quote of the day: Abby
[This really is] similar to therapy -- are you ever really finished? my apt keeps evolving to keep up with me. I change, my apt changes and my apt changes, i change.
You have reached the end of Week Six. You have two weeks to go.
This is a very important time. While some of you may feel tired and want to take a big break, and some may be worried that it will be taking longer than 8 weeks, I urge you to work very hard in the next two weeks and not let up.
While you are in The Cure you have a strong intention and a remarkable opportunity to make real change to your home. You also have a great group traveling with you. When The Cure ends, this will all end (until next time), so it is important to make as much of this time we have together as you can. Use every day that you have left...
Of course, you will be strengthened from the 8 weeks as you continue on alone. After the Cure you may have things to finish or you may want to continue to work weekly or monthly. This is all good, but still use these last weeks.
Now for those of you for whom it seems like it will go on for more than 8 weeks, I recommend that you do as much as you can and not miss the opportunity to have people over at the 8 week deadline, regardless of whether you feel done. In the same way that Abby says she's still having her book club over, so should everyone have someone over in order to 1. give you a push to pull together the little things 2. to share all that you have done so far and 3. to honor yourself for working so hard for two months.
As mentioned in the quote above, once you begin the task of Curing your home you realize that it is never really done, but always in motion, like you are. It is therefore OKAY not to feel totally done or to take more time to finish things that you have started, but as far as the Cure is concerned, allow yourself to end the intensity of the 8 weeks and bring as much of it to a close as you can for comfort's sake.
Have a great weekend!
This Week's Assignment:
In the deep treatment the overall theme is peacefulness. As you clean out your bathroom(s), I want you to get to a point where you are able to put some calming luxury back into them. If you don't have them already, there are some purchases to be made here that can change your bathroom experience.
In the One Room Remedy take a good look at the lighting in your home. I find that most homes are underlit and that most that seem drab or uninspired could be turned around simply by addressing the lighting alone. Get adventurous! Lighting can be very affordable and different kinds of lights will really make your home leap to life. Oh, and there's some painting to do this week for some. Enjoy our small tutorial on how to paint a room. It's basic, but we find that it always helps to remember it when we're painting a room.
Info: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 and post them to this great Flickr pool or simply tag them with "apartmenttherapycure." See our old pics here too.