We have been painting our new house and finalizing designs and options for our new kitchen and floors, so life has been really busy! BUT, it is amazing to see our new home come together and I can’t wait till we can move into it. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks;) You can follow along on my Instagram Stories (@meaganrigney) to see daily updates if you’d like.
In our new home I have a really beautiful office, with gorgeous bay windows and a fireplace. I am so excited to have a spot to work from that I can make mine, it is truly a dream come true. I have had a vision for a long time to have a pink office, so when I was picking out colors before our move I found the perfect color pink (Sherwin Williams Mellow Coral,) and I purchased 2 gallons of it. Long story short, I painted a couple of other rooms first, and as I was painting those I started to doubt the pink I bought. I felt it would be “too much,” “too out there,” and that I should dull it down a bit. So I returned the Mellow Coral and bought a lighter, more subtle pink, “Quaint Peche.”
The minute I started painting the office with the lighter color I knew it was wrong. It was too light, it felt baby girl nursery to me, and I didn’t love it like i wanted to. But I had already bought and returned, and then bought this new color. I painted one coat and still didn’t love it. I was torn. I went back and forth that night and finally just decided to return the extra gallon of the lighter pink and re-buy the gallon of my Mellow Coral.
The second I started painting with the Mellow Coral I KNEW. It was perfect. Just a gorgeous shade of pink that I had been dreaming of. It made my heart and soul happy.
It got me thinking about the ways we play it small in life. I had no probem picking out the brighter pink at the store, it juts felt right. The I started to think it was TOO MUCH, and I backpeddled.
How many times to we do that?
Doubt our initial decisions?
Choose a “safe” option over an option that feels true to us?
Feel that we are too much, and that people may judge us for our decisions?
I know I have done this a lot in life. I have very specific things I love, but often feel afraid to live my truth, because it is different. Other. Not the same.
I love how simple things like paint color can open us up to living our truth just a little bit more. The moral of the story is…
Don’t play it small to please others.
Trust your instincts.
It is okay to be YOU, and it doesn’t matter what others think.
You are enough as is, in all your quirks and in all you love.