One of the most important things that I’ve learned this past year was to create comfort within my life. When we moved into a 700 square foot apartment last August to be closer to Michael’s Graduate School, I didn’t realize how much that space would effect my daily routines. I know I shouldn’t be complaining ( and I’m not ) because people live + thrive in much smaller spaces than we do here. But, I didn’t take my life / work balance into account right off the bat. I learned quickly that there was no clear division between my office and home. I could be sitting at our kitchen table and still be five feet from work. Or, I could be enjoying Game of Thrones in our living room and be THREE feet away from work.
At first, it was a hard transition to be so close. Work was literally breathing down my neck. So instead of letting it get to me too much ( which was hard to do in the winter ), we invested in comfort. A comfy couch, tasty groceries, netflix, plants, the best pillows we’ve ever owned, etc. Now, when I unplug from work for the day it’s truly easier. I immerse myself into relaxation and decompress!
But being comfortable goes beyond a comfy couch. For me, it means that I’m living a life that I’m happy with and feel good about. And as I get older, I’m completely uninterested in being something I’m not, which wasn’t always the case. I mean, do you guys remember high school?? MAN, it was full of games, drama, “cool” people, and self-discovery. It’s been neat to grow into this world and live with intention every single day. That part feels comfortable to me. Gotta love that!