As I sit down to write this post at 12:15 am I think to myself...I might officially be crazy. But as I sat at my desk tonight, buried in papers, pens, and projects I realized this is a part of my life I never share. My beautiful mess.
We so often become consumed with what we see on social media. I have had people say to me "your life seems so fun/beautiful/interesting from your Instagram photos" to which I always respond with the gentle reminder that I choose to only post the happy things. I love pretty images, so why wouldn't I fill my Instagram with that? This simple statement is what I have to constantly repeat to myself as I pour over pinterest, blogs, and all other parts of the social media world, coveting and comparing. What we see isn't always reality. Everyone has dark days.
I was talking with my former roommate (insert sad face here), Chanel, about how her move is going. She told me it seemed like she was making a bigger mess than when she began. I can relate. My perfect studio is on hold until my life gives me a little free time to spend on it. If I am being completely honest with you all, my entire house is on hold. Everything is chaos as I transition from sharing my home to living on my own. It's an embarrassingly sad state of affairs over at Red Door Home. Boxes, clothes, furniture all in disarray. I won't be inviting any of you over any time soon!
So, as I took a step back tonight and tried to not fall into the pit of despair, I decided to make light of my situation. If I share this mess with you all I can perhaps better see the humor in the disheveled chaos. I guess on a positive note I can view it as my "before" photo. (And, I apologize for the quality of the images, they were taken in a hurry on my iphone). So, without further ado, here is the Claire Zinnecker Design studio in its honest beautiful mess.
I could go on and on telling you little truths about this photo, but I think you get the idea. Bottom line :: life isn't easy. You just have to take a step back and enjoy today or else you will get bogged down in the ongoing to do list of life.