Yep. The dreaded, “hey, I’m moving again post” is here. But this time, beyond pretty photos that I’ve been accumulating via Pinterest, I’ve got some things to get out of my chest. Mostly, about being as honest as I can about living situations and how I handle the question, “why don’t you just buy a home and keep renting?”. I think of The Golden Fig as a space where I share my favorite findings but, I also want this to be a place of total openness. You can read more on that here. So, here’s my take on being open and creating an open space.
ON BEING OPEN
I’ve been moving since I can recall. A year, a year and a half and I move. Tons of reasons, including but not limited to, having inadequate roommates to say the least, having to leave in two days because they’re turning your apartment into office and forgot to tell you and most recently, because they raised my rent. I work a day job and have this blog on the side. But, choosing between paying a lot more for my tiny apartment and leaving to a cheaper one with more space was a no brainer. Moving makes me anxious. The idea of moving things I love into a new space sounds amazing every time. The actual moving of said things, not so much. Now, to the question everyone asks. “Why don’t you just buy a home?” Well, because I’m not ready to own a home. To be able to reach that step, I’d need to be sure of what I’ll be doing in the next 5 years. Right now, I’m quite relieved that I can give places a test run for a year and use them as a fresh start. Does anyone else feel like they’re not prepared for such a huge undertaking?
ON CREATING AN OPEN SPACE
I’ve been more and more interested in the minimalist movement. You may have seen some of it going on through my instagram. Blogs like Well / Aware and Into Mind have been on my most read list because of their tips of decluttering. From being more conscious about what you’re doing, wearing and eating, to buying what is necessary and only things you absolutely love. A space where that is first and foremost comfortable and functional. That allows for creativity and experimentation. I am currently working on getting my space up to par with that. So, I
may or may not totally went crazy gathering Pinterest inspo. Here are a couple of things that I’m currently crushing on: this Living Room, this Sandwich Plate Set, some Copper Top Flatware, this Office Space, this Bedroom and this insta shot by Molly Rhymer of a Triangle Pyramid Mirrored Box. Any minimal living tips you wanna share? Comment below!