Finally Creating an Atmosphere
I have been a bit of a brat when it comes to my living situation. It is not ideal. I live with my parents. I moved back in with them in 2014, and I've spent nearly three years refusing to make my space "mine," because I so desperately want a place of my own. I'm exhausted from that though, and as I don't know when I'll actually be able to move out anyway, I thought it was a good time for a change. A more solid change; semi-permanent, if you will.
I actually fully moved in is what I'm getting at.
The bed frame I used as a teenager is finally out of my parents' attic, my furniture has been rearranged, and my things are actually hanging on the three main walls. I've been really working on creating a homey atmosphere. I'm still changing little details on an almost daily basis, but the impact is heavy. I don't feel like I've set up camp in someone's spare room anymore, though that is still technically what I'm doing. I'm not dwelling on that.
I've got my little plants growing, and candle holders/hangers spread around. I've made way better use of my closet storage thanks to the new found bonus storage under the bed. The space is actually inviting now, and not a complete embarrassment.
No matter what your living situation is, take the time to make it your own. Having somewhere you feel comfortable in and inspired by is something incredibly important, and I'm kicking myself for being so stubborn for three years. Just do it. It's another aspect of focusing on the moment really. I know I need more of that anyway. Do you?