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Monday
Oct222012

My Relationship Corner is Where?!

 

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I love these stories! It does always seem to be something obvious that is blocking flow though; my relationship corner in my bedroom has a pretty camisole on a hanger that I like to use as decoration, and a built in cupboard, but I don't know if that counts as part of the room. (The cupboard has bedding and travel stuff and summer clothes in.) I have no idea what any of this says about my love life! :) I'm recently single but happy with that for now so I guess it doesn't matter too much; besides I'm moving soon so I will pay extra attention to that corner once I'm in the new place...

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara@Aquamarine

I've been moving my bedroom around since I moved into my apartment 13 months ago. (That was when I left my very sweet husband of 15 years and moved out on my own.) My desk was in my relationship corner first, that got me through my thesis (a relationship I needed to clear up). Then I moved my bed into the relationship corner, that didn't feel right. Now I have boxes of books and other temporary clutter in my relationship corner. That's OK though, right now being single is a fine and wonderful thing.

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Brunelle

I read your email, went into my relationship corner (squared, since it's both the overall AND bedroom relationship corner), and then I laughed and laughed and laughed.

Why?

Because in that corner is:

- the cat carrier (which, really, if you think about it, is the MOST LOATHED place on earth for the cat, and she only goes there voluntarily if she's terrified of the vacuum cleaner. Also, it smells like terrified cat and could use a wash.)
- an uncomfortable Ikea chair being used as a night table
- a too-small lamp that's really not appropriate as a bedside lamp

Might 'splain a few things.

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOpal

Hi Anne!
Thanks for sharing about your relationship corner. I think it's great that you are happy being single and feel good about what's there right now. What I love about all of this is that when you're ready to invite new love into your life, you'll know exactly what to do. :)
ox
Cecilia

October 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

"Might 'splain a few things."

Ha Opal! This made me laugh... :) Now that you know you can do something about it. Thank you so much for this detailed list. Love the chair that is both uncomfortable and not being used for it's primary purpose.

Good luck!
ox
Cecilia

October 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

I just wanted to say that I have really been loving your posts in the past couple of months. I have attended a seminar you held once and the only thing I took away from it was this story about clearing a space in your home for a "relationship", getting an empty drawer or a shelf, and in that way preparing your home physically for that special someone. So you can imagine how I loved your blog about the relationship corner :)
I don't think I have much of a story to tell ... I am still searching for that special someone ... My relationship corner has a small wooden stool with a nice big plant on it ... It's a small corner because my place is not very rectangular, but very strangely shaped, so I feel like I have more than one top right corner. The other top right corner is considered a den, but it's really just an addition to my living room, and this corner is empty ... It's a place where I actually like to just sit on the window ledge, it's always sunny and warm there and it's by far my best view of the lake so I love just hanging there ...
I happen to have no clue what any of that really means ... :)
Another thing about your story is something I am working on too, clearing out my place of any reminders or memories of past loves or things that are just that, things of the past ...

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

This is so interesting! I was thinking first of our bedroom and realized that though most of our corners and quite nice and neat, we are missing anything at all up on our middle centre wall, which is creativity and children! Considering we're pregnant and on a journey into children/babies that is definitely kicking me in the butt to put something meaningful up on that wall!

I also find it fascinating that in our corner of wealth and prosperitiy lies my husband's wardrobe, mind you with a bamboo plant on top. But it is cluttered in there ...

What happens if fame and reputation is a giant bay window? So curious to take this into other rooms.

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Mellinger

just did a bunch of "cleaning"...or clearing maybe more appropriate! Feels soooo good! Thanks for this post...sent to my sisters too :)

November 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralex

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