I’ll admit while Pinterest had at one point been my biggest indulgence, I haven’t utilized it as much as I once did. I think the turning point was everyone saying you have to customize your Pinterest to what your readers want ultimately forgetting that it was once a space where I can store all of my ideas…for me. It became work and ultimately once I no longer view things as fun, I just don’t want them anymore. But we are back. I created a new board called The Summer House. That house is my dad’s house.
My father passed about a month ago and if you follow me on Facebook, you know I haven’t truly been coping well. I think I hit the point where I can’t keep hiding the fact that I am not okay and quite frankly I don’t care anymore if people know that I am not okay. I miss him so much. My father was not a perfect man, he drove me nuts, and he told everyone his daughter was letting him starve to death because I can’t cook when I was actually trying to make him eat healthily. He was such a brat. I had to take after someone. He didn’t know the word no, not when it came to me. In fact, while he was telling me his plans for the house, I kept insisting the master bedroom was for me, and while he laughed and would say no, I know had I pushed it, his no had no ground. I am unashamed at how spoiled I truly was. So while my father had decided on aluminum windows on his house (I prefer glass), and had a set idea for floor tile that I have been driving myself insane trying to figure out which it could be, I realized one thing. Had my father been here still and I asked to finalize all the design choices, he wouldn’t have said no to that either. And although difficult to give up the search of his floor tile, ultimately he wanted to make a home for us. Literally, he actually made it, as in built it. It is perfection. So now, I have created a Pinterest board for all of my ideas to finalize this beautiful home. It may take a while to finish it as I’ve decided that the art of slow living, one my father studied religiously, may just be the kind of life I want as well. Can’t wait to hang your hammock dad, I just know you’ll be there.
If you have a beach decor inspired board, please comment and leave a link so I can follow!