This Week’s Inspirational Mess comes from April:
In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield referred to his roommate as a “secret slob.” I don’t identify with Stradlater in any other way, but I definitely identify with this aspect of his character. At work I have always been very efficient and organized. At home, it’s a different story. Marrying a neat freak has made me put a lot more effort into organization and neatness at home, but it’s hard to break a quarter century of bad habits.
There are often little messes around my home, usually because I’m always in the middle of several projects at once. Recently when my friend, Dionne, was visiting from Arkansas, we decided to indulge in a project we used to do all the time when we were younger. We plopped down in the floor with a bunch of beads and string and made bracelets. It was a fun time that took us back to the old days, and it was fun to pass it on to my daughter. So we made a little mess, but we also created some memories and cute jewelry.
April and her daughter Maya blog about fashion and their life in Wisconsin in a light-hearted register that reminds us all that attitude is the defining characteristic of your day.
You can be featured in this ongoing series, Beautiful Mess, that encourages Oisercage readers to live more and worry less about making messes. Life is about doing, not organizing. Check out other bloggers who’ve been featured here. To participate, see my my first Mess for details and the inspiration behind this project.