I think it's important that we start off the year with honesty. I am guilty of comparing what I have to others. It's part of why I started this blog. I followed countless home design blogs and instead of feeling inspired I felt inadequate. I wasn't really sure what to do and I'd sit there scrolling saying "highlight reel" over and over again to myself as I looked at their photos in an attempt to remind myself that that's what social media is.
Eventually I had to unfollow some of them when blogger after blogger started purchasing cabins and I was falling short in my ability to make the decision and pull the trigger on my own cabin adventure. I started to get depressed and feel like I was completely incapable of accomplishing my dreams while everyone else seemed like they were accomplishing the same dreams before me. It hurt.
I want this blog to be a place of honesty. Of simplicity, truth, home design and science. I want it to be a place of understanding. Where you can ask questions and get honest helpful responses that don't require you to spend a fortune in return. I want you to leave this blog feeling inspired and motivated to put plans into action. I don't ever want you to look at my photos and repeat to yourself "highlight reel highlight reel", I want you to look at them and know based on my description that they're real life moments and you can do it too if you try and it won't cost you a fortune.
I want everyone to know that although it takes time and patience sometimes to feel at home, sometimes it takes 1 day. Sometimes it takes 1 day in your kitchen emptying it out and cleaning it from top to bottom and giving it a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware for you to feel like it's an entirely new space for you to call home. Because YOU cleaned it, YOU painted it and YOU organized and accessorized it. That was all you. And no matter how much I talk about science and design here, in the end what really makes a house feel like a home is going to be the people inside it and you.