I've had a lot of newness in my life recently and most of it has been exciting. First and foremost among the chances has been the renovation of my kitchen, which is still ongoing.
When my husband Doug and I moved into our house just shy of ten years ago, we knew a lot of changes had to be made. Little by little, we've replaced bathrooms, a driveway, the front door, and lots of other little details. We'd been saving the kitchen until last, knowing it was a huge expense.
People told us it was a huge inconvenience as well. "You won't survive without your dishwasher," they warned us. "You'll be eating takeout for the next month!"
Honestly, it hasn't been so bad. My kids' teeth haven't rotted out from eating junk yet and we've actually made some proper dinners. Sure, we've had to store all our food in the basement so we've walked up and down the stairs a lot. A LOT.
But it's worth it in the end. Change is good. We keep moving forward.
Just how much have we changed?
Here's the "before" shot:
Here's the "in progress" shot:
As you can see, our contractor gutted the room. New floors tiles are now down and our cabinets are coming this week. I can't wait to see how it looks in the end.
Like any change, it scares me a little. It'll be unfamiliar and we'll be forced out of our comfort zones. However, eventually it'll feel as comfy as my favorite old gloves.
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To top off all my recent changes, I have a new release as well! Predator's Salvation, Gemini Island Shifters 8, just released this week and I couldn't be happier with the response.
Now this is the sort of change I love!