For me, this usually happens after things have escalated to the point of “Okay I absolutely cannot do this anymore, I NEED A CHANGE RIGHT NOW.” Anyone else? Just me? Okay.
This past week has been nothing but change, change, change:
Colson left for basic training
my daughter transitioned from two naps to one (*shudder*)
I moved out of my daughter’s bedroom.
That’s right, you heard me… I finally FINALLY have my own bedroom again!
No more waking up every 2 hours to the sounds of a distraught baby, clawing at her crib to get to me!
No more nursing on demand all throughout the night to help her fall back asleep!
No more bleary-eyed snatching her from her crib and tossing her in our bed so we can all finally get some “sleep!” (Because let’s be honest – co-sleeping does not really count as sleep. Not for me, anyway!).
For those of you who don’t know, we live in my parents’ basement (I know, the quintessential 20-something story, right?). They’ve got an awesome finished basement with a main living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchenette (and like 7,000 closets, but we’ll get to that later).
This past weekend, after five consecutive nights of waking every hour or two and finally co-sleeping with Jolie, I had HAD IT. I was DONE. I was tired, grumpy, and not a good momma. This simply will not do.
So, I created change.
I moved my bed out into the main living room and created what now looks like a studio-esque apartment (er, rather, my parents moved the bed while I stroked my chin thoughtfully and pointed out where to go… you know the drill).
I. Am. Loving. It.
And guess what? On night one of being all alone in her very own bedroom…
Jolie slept 11 hours straight.
Mhmm. Probably shoulda done this months ago…
ANYWAY, I DIGRESS.
Here are some pictures of the finished product!
Naturally, I didn’t take any “before” pictures because I have a bad habit of jumping into projects with both feet and being like LET’S DO THIS RIGHT NOW before even thinking it through, so… use your imagination, if you will.
And that’s it, folks!
Remember all those closets I was mentioning earlier? I will bring Starbucks to the person who can guess how many closets are in our basement. No joke. I will literally show up at your doorstep with a latte.
If you have thoughts about how I could organize those cords (because I have a 1 year-old and want to keep this space safe for her), please comment below! Extra points if it’s a pretty-looking solution! 🙂
ALSO: You might have seen snippets of Gromit’s dog cage, but I tried my hardest not to include it because it’s really ugly. Does anyone have tips on how to incorporate a dog cage into interior decor, or on hiding it away somewhere sneaky? It’s medium-sized, so it’s pretty large and I always feel like it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Are you dealing with some change in your life right now? Are you needing to create some change in your life? Either way, change is good. Just remember that. 🙂