Hello ladies and gents,
Welcome back into my home. Things are strutting along quite nicely over here. September is well on its way, work life is back to its normal routine, but we have stretched the holiday feeling to the max with a beautiful weekend getaway. The addition of a wonder of a man in my life, with a camper van, has brought me so much joy!
I would not, in a million years, have believed that I would find a new love, let alone so quickly. When I stepped out into the world on my own again I fully anticipated living the single life for the rest of my life. Love had disappointed and hurt me, I didn’t believe I would ever trust it again. It was a scary thought to be alone again after being part of a twosome for so many years. But I decided there and then, that single or not, it didn’t mean that I needed to be unhappy or boring for that matter.
So I went into full project manager mode, and started to plot and plan how to live a full and happy life by myself. I took inventory of my plans, hopes and ideas and formulated an idea of where I wanted to be in a year or maybe two. And then I created my action plan on how to get there.
First on that list was of course to find a place to call home again. A place that would feel safe, welcoming and totally me. And when I found a place that could be turned into my personal bit of home heaven I went for it. I’ll show you some of the before and afters soon. And gradually I’ll show you the true ‘ it is finally totally done ‘ afters too.
Renovating and remodeling this house has been an intensive but rather slow process. The last man of the work crew didn’t leave my house until right before summer. Leaving me with a ton of finishing work in every room of my home, and when I say every, I mean every little corner! Of course in true Songbird style I was all gung-ho to finish everything in one big sweep, but than life happened……
Life happened in the most wonderful way. I discovered that maybe I hadn’t given up on love all together. I started hesitantly to believe again that maybe there were some worthwhile guys in the world after all. And some spark in me was lit that said that maybe, just maybe there would be someone out there for me.
And then I found him. Wonder of wonders. And we fell in love. Head over heels, utterly, totally and without reserve.
And then the remodeling and decorating took a step back and went into snail speed. Because there was a new life to discover, to form and mould into something strong and good. There were dates and long walks, bike rides and weekend getaways, there was much staring in the distance and into each others eyes and it all was good.
He suits me, I suit him. We bring out the best in each other and help one another to be the best version of ourselves we can be. We make plans together, we give each other space to be. I am utterly amazed by him, by us and I couldn’t imagine my life without him anymore.
Decorating has taken a step back. Blogging too. But both are still so much a part of me that I just cannot not do it. It will just have to be at a different pace.
But life is good, and I am so grateful!