I am a procrastinator. I do not want to be a procrastinator. I'm not sure how to change this about myself. I have had the idea to slipcover this old round ottoman (you can see what it looked like before here) with an Anthropologie shower curtain that I've had for ages. I use this ottoman at my vanity and it's perfect for sitting on cross legged while I get ready. I have no idea why this is important to me but it is. Over the years it has taken quite the beating and was the one thing that bothered me about my vanity area which happens to be the first thing you see when you walk into my room.
So you'd think I'd be super motivated to get that project done, right? It's literally been on my to do list for years. I think I was just a wee bit overwhelmed about how to do it but then this past week I just forced myself to start. Then once I started, I figured if I was doing one, it wasn't really any harder to do two. The hard part is figuring out the first one. After that it's a breeze. I find all projects to be that way.
And then before I knew it I was done! I was filled with such feelings of relief and accomplishment. Like I do every.single.time. I do a project I have been procrastinating about! And of course I told myself I will not procrastinate any more. Because that also is part of my process.
Now I have a slipcovered ottoman at my vanity area (which I will share with you very soon) and I have this extra ottoman that I switched a chair for in my studio because we've already covered how much I love to sit cross legged while I'm working and it has the added benefit of being able to be pulled over to my cozy studio chair as needed.
I have been enjoying starting my mornings in this spot. Usually with my planner, a notebook and a copy of Bella Grace magazine which I am finally carving the time out to enjoy. I usually have 40's music playing softly in the background or sometimes classical or Paris cafe music and always a chai latte.
This is such a calm, peaceful way to start my day. It sometimes is very difficult to leave but since it is summer and our schedule is very relaxed I find myself taking advantage of it as much as possible and it seems I am not the only one who is drawn here in the mornings.