Why I treasure my bedroom the most….

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I was recently asked which part of my house I treasure the most, it didn’t take me that long to realize it is my bedroom.
In the year 2000, I moved my family back from Tucson, Arizona to a little rural town located four hours north of Flagstaff, Arizona. I had grown up in this little town of Rock Point, Arizona and recall wanting to get out as soon as I graduated from high school. Parts of my childhood experiences involved some difficult times, I learned to look past these adversities and have faith in my future. I used to spend a lot of time in my bedroom seeking comfort and dreaming of my future. I would often sit in my room listening to music and reading positive books to give myself a sense of hope and strength. Little did I know; twenty plus years later this would continue to be my positive refuge in a different way.
Upon moving home in 2000 to the present, we would often stay home and only travel out of town twice a month to buy groceries and other necessities. This travel usually takes about two to three hours of driving time one way. I had become so accustomed to city life that this life change stressed me in the first few years. The years following, I knew I had to make changes to function normally, so I started to occupy myself by trying out a variety of activities to spark my interest which I could turn into a hobby.
After a few years of adjusting to this move, I gained a huge interest in graphic designing so I set up my desk area with cute colorful office items to spark my creative boost! My love for reading has also provided me with my own shelf of books ranging in topics from romance novels, teaching materials and most importantly, motivational books. A slight walk past my library is a shelf filled arts and crafts supplies I often do with my children. My new bedroom addition is a small fireplace heater which is so beautiful when it is on. I enjoy feeling the warmth from it and also watching the fake flames dance in the dark. I am also a college instructor, so I have a huge collection of college materials packed in boxes that I cannot toss. Then there is my jewelry stand filled with jewelry making supplies and my own collection of jewelry. When I step back, I will see my wall filled with printed quotes and family pictures.
The way I rearrange my bedroom is so important to me because it provides me such strong positive energy. Being in my bedroom creates such calmness in me. I am immediately rejuvenated when I enter my room. As much as I love my bedroom, I see the hand-me-down furniture and out-dated bed. It doesn’t matter how young or grown up we are, we must always dream big and never lose hope in our future. Anything is possible when we learn to believe in ourselves.

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