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Me: Making My Bed

That is not what a bad made by an adult looks like.
It looks like a child made my bed.

Which may in fact be true.
Because my bed making skills stalled at early middle school.
That is when I decided I did not care if my bed was made.
And it is only now, in my 27th year on this earth, that I decided that I do care about how my bed looks.
Plus, LOGIC, I have to pretty much make my bed before I get in it at night anyways, so I might as well make it when I get up.
And let me tell you, I am not a morning person, and I hate adding to my routine.
But, here we are, and my room looks so much nicer now that my bed is made.
And I end up telling myself: “Clare, it’s ok if the duvet bed looks like a messy teenager tossed it around, at least your bed is made. You can get better at it later, now is not the time to be a perfectionist! Just go to work.”

4 months later:

By month 4 of this new habit the making of my bed has become turning down the duvet so it’s nicely folded in half at the bottom of my bed.
Compromise!
It looks nice, and I don’t have to make my bed all the way.
And it looks like an adult (now 28 year old me) made my bed.
This is what I call a success.
Now, on to create more good habits!

(Note: getting out of my bed to go outside into the polar vortex is a whole other story)

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