Personal Milestones – Basement Floor


(Don’t mind the one sock business, it’s just protecting my toes while they heal)

So here’s the quick deal with the basement floor in my in-laws house.  Originally, it was split in half, half unfinished concrete or whatever, half carpet.  The half carpet area was a play area for hubby and sister-in-law when they were younger.  Life went on, they moved out, needs changed, and my in-laws decided to put wood flooring on half of the carpet area.

Now from the time hubby and I moved in the second time (back in 2010), I refused to go down the basement AT ALL without shoes/slippers, yes, even on the wood/carpet.  Anxiety and OCD rearing its ugly head.  Now, fast forward to (photo date).  I’ve gotten a small space to myself for crafting.  For no real “reason”, I walked down to the basement (my space is on the wood flooring section) in my bare feet.  Huzzah!

It’s the little things.  Many people who don’t “get” anxiety or OCD, or who would deny or minimize the effects it can have on a person and their life in general, would and probably will say “OK, so what?  What’s the big deal?”  And that’s just it.  When you’ve been struggling with something big like this (mental illness, in general), and steps forward, no matter how small, are incredible.  And I’ve often found myself thinking, “Why didn’t I do this earlier?”  Answer: apparently I wasn’t ready, until now.




~ by phaerygurl on September 13, 2014.

One Response to “Personal Milestones – Basement Floor”

  1. Congrats on the milestone and for getting some space of your very own to craft…maybe you were so excited about the new space that the happy out-weighed the anxiety and voila! xoxo

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