KAIT MAURO

Why I Bother

Kait MauroComment

doing my daily housework tasks & am undertaking some redecorating even though I am, rather arguably, quite depressed and miserable lately.

 Before

Before

 After

After

Here are a few of the reasons that come to my mind:

  • It’s something I have control over. Something is dirty, I clean it & I can visually see that I’ve made a difference - that my actions, which so often feel in vain, have paid off, at least until it gets dirty again.

  • It’s something I can do for Edward & I. He’s busy at the hospital - I can keep the house going for us.

  • It’s a little bit of ritual. It’s something I do everyday. That helps me stay at least somewhat grounded.

  • When I have no control over what city/state/part of the country we are living in (and I definitely wouldn’t pick this one), my immediate environment - my home - is something I can control. When I’m in stuck living in cities I don’t want to be in, having the inside of my home be comfortable, clean & aesthetically appealing to me is important & helps in some small way.