I like change…which I control (i.e. choosing a different brand of cereal every time, changing up my schedule, rearranging furniture, etc.) Usually change, which I don’t control is a tad bit harder to swallow. My friend/pastor AC would diagnose that I have a problem/idol with control. He’s right, of course (although I’m not convinced singing the word “CONTROL” whenever he notices I’m fighting to get control is necessary). I pray for God’s mercy to help my unbelief and give me courage for the unknown daily and God provides.
Still, I like to mix things up every once in a while. This also reminds me, in the midst of my mostly mundane (filled with tasks, but obviously not boring) life, that there are adventures out there and I can be a part of them. In that vein (you’re certainly wondering how all this introduction leads to a renovation), I painted my dining room! Yes! Color! (That’s right, THREE exclamation points in a row.) Our apartment management company encourages tenants to paint their apartments and they promise to paint it back when you leave without any extra fees, which is awesome, BUT I like to pretend that I’m not allowed to paint the walls, which makes the fact that I did even more adventurous. Listen, you’ve got to find adventure where you can! So, in honor of adventure on this very green day, I present the before and after of my slightly green dining room. Enjoy!