How to Really See your Home for the First Time

by Barrett


It’s been difficult to maintain a sense of structure and control. I’ve often used the phrase ‘new normal’ during COVID-19, but that assumes a comfortable level of stability. And I expect there’s plenty of flux ahead.

All we really have is where we are.  And for many of us, that’s spending most of our time at home. And while there are worse scenarios, it can feel like an extended space voyage. Sure, Zoom chats can help with the isolation, but only to a point.

For me, I’ve certainly begun to experience our home differently. Some of the patterns I’ve been able to hold onto have taken on new meaning. And I’ve even noticed things for the first time that have been in front of my eyes for years.

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that we’re forced to be more present. Here’s my take on this new normal…

  • Welcome to the jungle
  • Find the beauty in the mundane
  • See your reality

Now, slow down. Pull out your smartphone. And take the picture…

Morning Lawn Sprinkler Storm
Survival of the Fittest on our Patio
Breakfast Surprise
Summerlong Seltzer Party
A Bee Visits our Flower
Time to Sweep the Deck
Backyard Movie Night
Being Present for Piano Time