I am quite content to report I did a whole heck of a lot of nothing over winter break. I am, however, less content to report that winter break is pretty much over.
Now, when I say I did a whole heck of a lot of nothing, I really mean I did nothing I didn’t want to do. I was actually pretty productive. I set up as much of my apartment as I could, I painted accent walls, I did some reading (though not as much as I expected I would), I took a trip to the mountains, I caught up with friends. All in all, it was sort of perfect. I feel rejuvenated and ready to go. Well, I’m not quite ready to go back to work. But I’m ready to go somewhere — that’s for sure.
Remember the tease I threw your way a few days ago, the one where I showed you the color of my paint? Ah, Cozumel. Well, I now live amongst the color of the sea. And I must say, it’s beautiful (at least in my not-so-humble opinion). Here’s the big reveal. It was a little nerve-wracking, putting such a bright color on the walls. Though I do believe the bold move paid off. I’ll let you be the judge.
In all, Angela and I painted three walls. It was my first time painting anything!
Angela made me make the first marks on the wall. She knows me well. If something’s going to get messed up, or I don’t like it — it’s best I be the one to do it!
The color in the pictures really doesn’t do that actual wall color justice (at least that’s what everyone keeps telling me). I mean, I love the color that shows up in these snapshots, it just doesn’t happen to be completely accurate. Aside from the turquoise blue, it’s also got a hint of green. It’s the sea, I tell you. It’s the sea.
Part of the reason I chose a bright color (aside from the fact that I happen to love it) is because I want the constant reminder — to be bold. Because sometimes being bold is scary (sort of like painting your walls a crazy, bright color). But, in the end, making the bold choice is often the best choice. I wanted to be surrounded by bold on a daily basis. That, and I think the color will keep me feeling creative. It’s hard to be stale and uninspired when surrounded by walls like these!