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Today I Love Deconstruction

carpet torn up in great room
And look, it got torn up …

Today I love deconstruction and the way it makes space available for new things. I love that flooring is coming up and walls are being cut into and changes, oh the changes, are on their way. I love looking at a room and seeing the way it will be, which is odd because I have trouble seeing in my mind how it was just three days ago. I love that everything is up for choice, wall colors, flooring, and light fixtures, and those choices are slowly and steadily being made and we are happy with them. I love that in the end there may be a bit of a wild, thrown together look, but if that is the case it will look like it is my kitchen because I think I am pretty much a wild and thrown together kind of guy. I love that the things that are important to us have been addressed and they are the reason for this new renovation. I love that I have done many renos for others and a couple for myself before and I know what to expect and I know that we can deal with anything that comes up. I love that today I will be looking into holes in walls to determine what we are up against, and also probably tearing up some really old carpet that was put into the house, we think, when it was built.

Today I love that yesterday we had a good day with a walk, and some TV, and some planning, and some cooking & meals together, and some laughter, and lots of love for life and happiness. I love that yesterday was one of those sturdy kinds of weekend days that you put in your pocket and carry with you while you move forward through the work week. I love that this week is going to be a wild ride but I’m up for it I think. I love that my heart seems to be working okay so far. I love that writing that last line reminded me to take my meds.

Today I love warm weather in February. I love that the way the sound of the louder birds calling carries through the air sounds like spring. I love hearing the jays and the crows and ravens in the late winter and early spring, love that it sounds like they’re telling each other that Winter is drawing to a close and Spring is about to be sprung on us.

Today I love drinking coffee while I help deconstruct this place and prepare for the new way this house will be.

Today I Love Deconstruction

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Deconstruction. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 3, 2020, from


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