One of the things I pride myself in is making my house THE house. This doesn’t mean it’s perfect. It’s actually quite the opposite. I have a lot of unfinished projects, a pile of laundry waiting to be put away, anda wall that’s still waiting to be painted (for, like, over a year now). What I mean is that it’s important to me that my house is the place where my family and friends can hang out after a long week. Where people can gather when exciting news is shared. And where people can grieve together when life hurts. The goal for my house is that it can wear many hats and serve endless roles, and yet it can constantly be the same.
The goal for my house is that it can wear many hats and serve endless roles, and yet it can constantly be the same.
Home doesn’t happen by mistake or because we’re without heartache. Home happens because a choice is made to create a safe spot for people to let their guard down, let it all out, and move on with life. Home happens because it becomes a skill that is worked towards and practiced. It often feels like an emotional roller coaster of failure and triumphs. But this is what the art of creating home is all about — taking the good with the bad and living the life you’ve been given to the fullest.
Just like any other art, mastering home takes time, effort, and patience. It takes the mindset that sometimes you have to adapt to accommodate what life has dealt you. And, what I am continuing to learn, that when life turns out differently from what you expected it doesn’t mean failure. It means you’ve done something right because only the strong can look at the unknown and see the adventure that is about to unfold.
So, what adventure awaits you?
Lean into it.
And live out life to its fullest.
MEET THE Author: LINDSAY MARSOLAIS
Lindsay's the founder of Creating Home San Diego and absolutely loves what she does! She holds a CA Real Estate License, is a Certified Meeting & Event Planner, and a Certified Home Stager. In her free time, you can find Lindsay adventuring, traveling, gardening, cooking and coming up with new projects (that her family and friends conveniently get roped into). Email Lindsay