Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

The Rooms They Are a Changing

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

The Rooms They Are a Changing

Article excerpt

aCHANGE has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things bettera

- King Whitney Jnr.

So true these words are. Since I was a child, I have always rearranged my bedroom. As a little girl, it was more a matter of my mother and father wanting me to clean my room. We would turn it into an exercise of moving my bed around, a desk and bookshelf. I would always try that little bit harder to maintain a clean room before my barbies and other such toys would eventually spill out onto the floor, but I remember it was always more exciting going to bed in what felt like a new space - a reinvented bedroom.

With age, I have moved house a number of times. Though mostly this feels more like a chore, it is charmed by the chance to colour a bedroom that once started as a blank canvas. However, without fail, I have rearranged my bedroom a couple of times a year. All in all, given the fact I no longer have the help of dad or my brother to help move the big stuff, I think that's a pretty good effort.

Just the other week, I felt the need to rearrange my bedroom once again. It's the first time I've felt the urge in a while and it was no easy task...but once I started, it was hard to stop. Working well into the night, I sorted, cleaned, filed and rearranged my bedroom in a desperate attempt to clear my mind as well as my space. The outcome? It's like coming home to a new room, a holiday without the expensive price tag.

Talking about it with friends, family and co-workers, I received comments such as ait's almost like metamorphosis...it's reinventing what works for you at that point, not just in your room but in your life as well,a also ait's rearranging the architecture of your mind.a

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