Still at Home...

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Neda was born in September 2019, and a month before she was born, I started working from home. My generous maternity leave had me home until mid-winter 2020, and just as I went back to work, a global pandemic started and the world shut down, sending me home. I've been in our little apartment day-in and day-out for almost two years — sometimes with Brian, sometimes with Neda, mostly all together, rarely alone. I know every nook and cranny. I know when the sun shines where. I don't know why the dryer keeps breaking. 


I've started getting extra bothered by things that would have bothered me less otherwise — the rust stains on our comforter from said broken dryer, the one wonky kitchen cabinet that could fall off any second, the bathroom sink that only drains properly one week a month. But, I've also come to appreciate the cozy spaces. The spaces I've spent countless hours in the past two years that still bring me comfort when I walk through the door. On the top of that list is our living room, so I was thrilled when Wayfair offered an opportunity to share it and our favorite products in the room. 

As tired as I am of this same routine, which has be confined to a two-block radius (Neda's school is around the corner and the grocery store is down the street), there's something about that "same" that has made the past few years feel more content. Despite the frustration, anxiety and stress, there's been a welcomed change of pace and opportunity to take a step back and look at everything. And realize the good and things that don't need changing. Like, this Wayfair rug is the first thing we purchased after buying our condo five years ago. And five years later, it's one of the only purchases I still love. We get a lot of compliments on it (it looks so much more expensive than it is!) and it's so easy to clean. 


I also love our Wayfair throwpillows. I'm always shocked at the price of pillows (and why aren't inserts included?!?!?) but these are pretty and reasonable (this one is my favorite). 


I love that every inch of the living room is usually covered in Neda's toys. I love Brian's desk from his grandma, his beloved office chair that he pined over for months before taking the plunge, but mostly I love that he's home with me day in and day out, making me laugh between meetings and being tech support when I need it :) I miss our old lives sometimes, but there's a lot of good in this new one, too. This little apartment and its little living room has been good to me the past two years. 

(This post was sponsored by Wayfair. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Make the Most.)

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