3 responses to “Nesting 2.0”

  1. Charisma

    I too recently read an article about sharing lists as a way of holding yourself accountable. Personally, I think I’d get overwhelmed.

    How do you find being on your own again after having room/housemates? I find that I’m super into nesting and very territorial, and it’s taking me a while to make compromises even on such “little” stuff like the location of a bookshelf.

  2. Katja

    I love that quote, I’ve never heard of it before. I’ll have to remember it! 🙂
    We’ve lived in our “new” home for a little over a year now and I still don’t feel completely at home here. There were some issues when we moved in (the builders did a HORRIBLE job on so many things like tiling) and I’ve had a really hard time getting to like the apartment with all its flaws. The builders have fixed some of the problems but they can’t fix everything and I’m having real difficulty accepting that the new apartment we dreamed of isn’t absolutely perfect. This year I’m trying to let go of the need for absolute perfection and just trying to enjoy our home more. Most of the flaws are things other people won’t even see if I don’t point them out and I’ve started to think that maybe I wouldn’t see them all the time too if I didn’t keep pointing them out for myself every single day. It’s a miserable way to live and the flaws aren’t going to go away the more I stare at them and feel bad about them, so this year I’ve decided to try to live with them and try to embrace the home for all the good things it has (in it). None of our old homes have been absolute perfection but looking back we’ve loved living in them and have been happy there, so I’m trying to remind myself of that 🙂