On Saturday, I built myself a bookcase.

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I’ve been living out of boxes since September, but before that it was January to July. I put up some paintings on the walls (thanks to baby sister). I lit a couple candles.

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My roommates are making an herb garden on our deck.

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In the mornings, I get splashed by light while I do yoga. My cat has been dashing all over the apartment in the middle of the night, chasing her catnip-stuffed squirrel toy.

I’m not out of the woods yet, but I’m taking a deep breath to appreciate this moment. Thank you to everyone who helped get me to this point. I can feel my mind relaxing, settling. Order and light and a door of my own to close? Bliss.


  • Elisabeth Lore

    I’m so happy for you! Being without a door to close against the business of the world is so unsettling, especially for those of us who enjoy being alone to think and write.

  • Thomas Bricker

    Awesome!

  • Kate Ulrich

    Light. 🙂

  • Now that is cool. I recently built an odd shaped end table to fit in the odd shaped space behind our door. Good job!