This is a crazy picture but I wanted to share the little Blue Birds of Happiness.
Hubby and I have been in such a quandary about housing. We sold our home a year and a half ago. And believe it or not it took 5 days. Now that left us in need of a place to move to in a big hurry. We found an apartment but have never really felt quite at home because we kept thinking we'd stay long enough to find the place we really want to be at. Well, the cosmic forces have collided and we have found it necessary to make some difficult decisions. The job hunt in Savannah is over! After over a year of working on a teaching position I'm done. We made two trips there, meet with 17 principals and was offered an interview exactly 5 days before I started this current school year. Ethically I couldn't break my contract for a possibility.
As time has unfolded we trusted God to reveal his will for us. I have the opportunity to begin my Masters Degree work this April. It is a big committment in addition to teaching full time but I feel confident I can do anything if i tackle it one day at a time. I am going to become a Reading Specialist.
Now that brings us to a committment of at least two more years. So...back to the living situation...do we stay put, do we move to a bigger place, UGH! After much consideration, prayer, and meditation we have decided to stay put. This decision means we have to do some things to increase comfort, functionality, and decrease clutter. I need a larger office space, a place to be creative and John needs his own comfort zones.
All this has to happen in a four room apartment!
Now to "complicate a ham sandwich!" :) we have furnishings that are in most cases too large for the space.
I kept things from our home thinking we'd only be in the apartment a short time! :) So much for thinking! :)
So here is the challenge I am faced with. Design four spaces to get maximum potential out of each space and do it without spending a trunk load of money.
The planning begins...more to come later.
May the Blue Birds of Happiness sit on my shoulder as I proceed!