As if I needed more metaphors for my life, I have returned from Christmas vacation to my bedroom that is - for lack of a better word - bare?
Notice the bare wall and the cluttered dresser? I keep wanting to clean that dresser; wanting to make it look minimalist and pretty, but for some reason, that dresser accurately describes the many interests, hobbies, and chaos-es-es of my life. I can't think of a more fitting portrayal/tribute to myself. Conversely, I keep wanting to fill my walls with pictures/paintings/ex-boyfriend's locks of hair and elk heads, but once again, I don't seem to get around to it.
It's New Years Resolution time and I have decided that my dresser top might stay 'as-is', but those walls will be filled with either some sort of Martha Stewart goodness, or some counter culture, hipster, too-cool-for-school/you decor.
Have you ever noticed how much stuff you have? Maybe stuff is the wrong word, but since so many people here would be ashamed to read the real word I meant, I will refrain. Seriously though, I just cleaned out my drawers in my room for like 3 hours!!! HOURS! It was insane. Just tons of papers that I have accumulated as a fledgling college student. Some of them I should have tossed a long time ago, some are so important that I can't believe I just stuffed them in some random drawer with other stuff I should have thrown away long ago. It's quite eye opening.
On a very mushy, gushy and promising note, I found tons of cards and letters from friends and loved ones, and I was so moved. I can't believe the amount of people that seem to love me. However, after reading so many of those cards and letters, I CAN believe how many people I love and just how much I do. You are all amazing people and I'm so incredibly confused about how I deserve to know you.
What a nice way to begin a new semester/year. I suggest you go through your drawers. It could depress, but it just might inspire.
P.S) New blog layout = I love cupcakes. A LOT. And I do not have a New Years resolution to discontinue my love/eating of them.