My husband and I are currently redoing the floors in our home. We have taken up all the carpet to reveal the gorgeous hardwood underneath. Then we had to sand, polish, stain and finish them. It is taking some time but in the end they are looking absolutely beautiful.
This project comes on the cusp of us changing our eating habits and vowing to be healthier. I think the two go hand in hand. When you begin taking care of one aspect of your life you want the rest of your life to follow. Redoing the floor really makes me want to be more organized and a better housekeeper. I want my house to be beautiful, my body to be beautiful, my life to be beautiful.
It is so hard to get all the pieces into place especially when you have let your entire life be full of disorder. I am changing my whole outlook on life and really trying to push myself. My husband said "it is amazing how hard it is to win when you are fighting yourself." This is so true, outside pressures are nothing compared with the inner dialogue that keeps us from moving forward in life.
I think this process of change is like our floors. You remove the mask that is hiding the beauty but then you have to begin to repair the damage years of hiding has done. I am ready to let my true colors shine and step forward and embrace who I am and who I want to become.