Tuesday, April 5, 2011

hard times

it's time for a little honesty: i'm a generally happy and upbeat person, but sometimes you just get in a funk and instead of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, suddenly everything is tinted crummy. i usually keep it out of my blog, but the unavoidable truth right now is that we're going through a rough time. last week was hard and brought some very difficult choices to our doorstep. the last few months have been a roller-coaster ride of job interviews and rejections and while it is good to finally have an answer to the "what will we do next year" question, the answer is hard to accept.

we will not be moving.
and that pretty much sums it up. it's going to take some time to wrap my mind around spending another year in kansas, and so very very far away from the people we love, surrounded by allergens that seem intent upon killing me oh-so-slowly. but i know that it's the right choice. of course that doesn't make it easy. at all. 

so, in light of this news, i'm launching myself into some major craft therapy meshed with a desire to have a beautiful and comfy home. after all, we'll be here one more year. i've already made a lot of small changes, but my new project is the bedroom, which i've never been very fond of. it currently feels like a second thought- a room where all the leftovers go. and while pursuing pintrest i found my perfect inspiration:

the colors, the words, everything is beautiful perfection.
so i'm off and running with this image in my brain. and since it's sold {for $540.00!} i'm going to be recreating it with my own {slight} twist. which makes me feel like a low-class art thief {sad} but honestly, if it keeps me busy and gives me a beautiful bedroom then i will just have to live with low-class-theify self!

and if you happen to be having a low week, or even if you're not, then maybe you can find some cheery inspiration from rachel castle too!


  1. oh i'm so sorry my dear! it's heartbreaking to have hopes and dreams put on hold. it's been really tough in our house too, still with no jobs and constant rejections from all sorts of places both in our careers and jobs that employ 16 year olds. i think it's fantastic, though, that you're finding some ways to fill your time with happiness during this difficult time. and i think kermit the frog is always great inspiration! :) it really ISN'T easy being green.

  2. i am so sorry. :/ i hate it when things don't work out the way you want them to... good thing you have eachother and your kitties. i hope things start looking up. recreating that art piece sounds like a great start :) keep us posted! <3

  3. I'm sorry. It's hard to get through the low times but you have set your sights on a good project. I hope that you can make your bedroom a place of respite!

  4. Oh, Angie, I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a rough time right now. I've been there a lot over the past few months, and though things haven't always worked out the way I thought they would, they did work out in the end. Keep visualizing and working toward your dreams. You will get there. And you know if there's anything I can do to help, just say so.

  5. I'm sorry you are stuck in Kansas but everything happens for a reason! I'm glad you are trying to stay positive despite it all and I love that quote, good old Kermit <3

  6. Oh honey, I'm sorry about your bummy mood and not so good luck. I know that sometimes things suck, especially right now. Crafts have always helped heal me...that and having a comfy loving hubbie to cuddle with. You have that and your darling kitty, so hopefully they can cheer you up.

    Can't wait to see your room. Love the idea!