Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blank Space

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry














I read this article The Possibility in Blank Spaces on becoming minimalist and it got me thinking. This is were I am right now. I've created blank spaces with my time and in my home. I'm bored with too much free time and not enough to do in my home. Its good to have the freedom to ponder what's next without feeling a huge rush to fill the empty space.

Yet, it feels uncomfortable and like I need to hurry up and fill it. I have an empty room, a empty space in the living room where the previous entertainment center took up the entire wall, empty drawer, shelves, and cabinets. There is possibility in our blank space but it is uncomfortable. You need to create blank space sometimes to move on to the next chapter in your life. My children are grown and my stepdad no longer lives with us. This is the first year in my adult life that I haven't been a full-time caregiver. I've been on a journey to recreate my home for a few years. I'm happy to have the blank space to ponder what is next for me even with the uncomfortableness. My home is transforming and I have a feeling that I am too.