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this is going to work...

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this is going to work...

It was a full year before I really stepped foot onto my patio... mostly because I had no clue what I wanted to do with it.  Anyone else have that very awkward quality where if you aren't really loving something, or it isn't totally what you think you want or need you just ignore it... yup that's me. It's actually an incredibly awful quality that I'm trying to work on, but it is what it is.  So the story of my patio...  I stared at it for a good hour... and then I want to do what all creatives do... mindlessly scroll through the internet for some inspiration.  

I knew I wanted a garden...

I knew I wanted a place to spend time relaxing...  

I knew I wanted color... 

So I went to Lowe's and explained to one of the guys what I wanted... he looked at me like I had 3 heads... but totally tried to go with it.  We picked out paint... cut wood... picked out everything and more I'd need for a garden. He was very unsure and kind of thought I was nuts... I said "THIS IS GONNA WORK!!!  I can totally see it in my head!!!" 

I went home and I got to work. Funny thing about our brains is that we only know what we know, so another persons idea of greatness isn't really ours to put into fruition.  Does that make sense... Lowe's saw wood that would be incredibly unsteady, a tiny tiny space, and a blank canvas.  I saw a full on garden patio with seating and vibrant life. 

I love my little space in the world...  and it's really more than ok that, that's not always been the case.     If you have an idea... go for it.  If you have something you've been awkwardly avoiding because you aren't quite sure what do with it...tackle it.  You never know you may end up not only surprising yourself but also impressing the local Lowe's guy.