INITIATIVE SKILLS & COLLABORATION
Today had the idea to re-design my room. After four years of keeping it the same, I realised that it wasn't the best representative of my identity. When I was 12, I chose to color my room a light turquoise hue matched with a tone of beige, but as the years went by I changed, and so did my tastes in colors. To begin this long process, I googled room examples and brought up a color palate. I wanted to go for a clean, modern look, with few intense color splashes, so I busted out my CASAS magazines and began to browse.
Once I found examples of what I wanted, I proceeded to prepare for the process of decoration. I made a list of things I needed to buy and jotted down the aspects of my room that I would be changing. After this, I was ready to re-design my room.
I told my mom about the plan, and she agreed to help out, we worked together all throughout that Sunday morning. Working with my mom was clearly a benefit; she ensured the process went on at a quick pace and offered input of ideas and a new set of eyes. Still, I must admit, there were some drawbacks from having her on the team. My mom would sometimes challenge my decisions or take matters into her hands, when this happened I simply reminded her this was OUR project, and she would back down.
I had never designed a room before; I had no prior knowledge and little practice, but I was able to learn from the experience anyways. By noon, my room looked completely different, and better at the same time. I was really happy with the end results. Nonetheless, my job here is far from over, I will have to continue at this for a few weeks in order to accomplish my original plans.