Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On Horizontal Looming...

Okay. So I don't even know if that falls under English grammar: proper usage, but it's past my bed time and I'm going to just go with it - savvy?
A few weeks (maybe a month) ago, a friend of mine turned me on to something really cool. She suggested that, while I'm praying and meditating, I should think about those things in my life and in my person that I'm really and truly grateful for. Some of them are even things that I'd never thought to be grateful for before. She called them affirmations.
Anyhow, one of my favorites is "I am a grown up woman". I know that sounds weird - as chronologically clearly a grown up... but I think that this concept is definitely something my generation struggles with. Like what that looks like, feels like, etc. Before I start digressing any further, I'll get to the point of this (ahem) exercise.
I'm moving soon. Into my own place. I'm heck of excited. But I've decided that this idea of being a grown up woman should manifest itself in my home, as well. I'm determined that no part of my house should resemble a college dormitory or smack of the boxcar children....
To that end, I've sort of been obsessively scouring the world wide interwebs for cool design ideas. *please note the dirth of photos in this post*
Right. So if you have ideas of where to look for inspiration - holler at your girl. By which I mean: comments are welcome.


montague said...

first up: yes. i swear i am still about 13 in my own head. second... oh where to start:

ps: yay for moving in alone!

Sholeh said...

I love Design Sponge (http://www.designspongeonline.com/) and Apartment Therapy (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/).

Also, I TOTALLY feel you on the being a grown up woman thing. Our generation really struggles with growing up and what that looks like. I think you should write a blog post about it. :-) I might, too, actually.

j'taimee said...

thank you ladies!
I'll keep you posted on the decorative on-goings... as well as any grown up woman things that occur to me!
and Sholeh - I'm looking forward to that post!

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