my green and white afghan thrift store purchase. love.
Then Rowdy said to me, "Why are you spending so much of your energy being frustrated with such a temporary time in our lives? We won't be living in this apartment long enough for anything you do to matter. Try to find a way to be at peace for now...because it's such a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things."
This thought has never occurred to me before. To be at peace with what I cannot change.
You see, I have always thought I could change anything because if I was creative enough...I could find a way to make it work. But instead, I have been banging my head against the wall with frustration that my dresser can't fit anywhere else in my room and with that said, I must be missing some element to make it fit somewhere else in the room. But guess what? It seriously can't fit anywhere else in the room! For gosh sakes. I can stop thinking about it!
Instead. I can be at peace knowing that where I am at and how my apartment looks is simply temporary. My style can be arranged in the future and just because I cannot do it now, does not mean I am any less unique or creative. WHAT IF I spent that energy on a different aspect of my life? WHAT IF I took that focus and created something different? WHAT IF I channeled my passion into something greater and of more importance in the here and now?
Good idea, no?