Construction Zone: Rehabbing My HOME

Imagine building a new house.  The foundation, the frame and exterior structure give stability to the interior rooms of the house.  They support what’s on the inside of the house.  But, step inside the house and see the real beauty.  The interior of the house is what the home is really about.  The same goes for us.  The exterior of our bodies is what we physically present to the world.  The real substance though is on the inside.  Each of us has a custom interior.  Who you are on the inside, down to every single detail of your character and personality becomes the HOME you present to others on a daily basis.  Your HOME, much like the physical home you live in should be beautiful through and through.

Many of us get used to living in our HOMES much like we get used to living in our houses, often ignoring things that are in disrepair.  I learned this for myself after a chance encounter on an airplane in 2006.  Well, actually my David experienced the chance encounter.  But, it had to do with my past and of course, he shared the details of the encounter with me.  This chance encounter that could only be described as “God’s Synchronistic Work” forced me to look at myself and see the pieces inside me that needed repairing.  Pieces of me like fear, hurt and anger that had real potential to ruin any beauty in my HOME.

That’s when I started work on rehabbing my HOME with a new custom interior devoid of these pieces that quite frankly, had become junk cluttering me up.  And as you know if you have ever undertaken a construction project, the work takes time, energy and funds.

Time takes time if you know what I mean.  My construction zone has been an ongoing process since 2006.  Though it has indeed taken a lot of time, like any beautiful new space, I absolutely, positively love the emerging custom new me!

Energy expended in doing the work in my construction zone has been incredible.  There have been moments when I thought the work was way too hard.   I have felt exhaustion on every level- physically, emotionally and spiritually.  But somehow, someway I have found the necessary energy for each new stage of construction.

Funds are essential to every custom home project.  I have to tell you – I have had an abundance of funds!  Mind you, I’m not talking cash here.  I’m talking “Love Funds”.  The love to fund my project has been over and above what I could ever have imagined and by now you may have guessed it – the funds came from David.

David, loving life

David, loving life

Speaking of David, today marks ten years since I first met him.  I remember it well and even remember telling him I had no desire to start a relationship with anyone including him.  I also remember well leaving the restaurant after that first meeting and when we walked outside, oddly enough we realized we had parked side-by-side.  Here we are ten years later still side-by-side loving the journey of the rest of our lives together.

Happy Anniversary David and thank you for the unconditional abundance of love you have so freely given me to rehab my HOME.  I will forever be giddy over you!  And I have to say, although you don’t complete me, you darn sure compliment my HOME well!

To love and life…

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Jamie Balzer

About Jamie Balzer

Jamie has worked in the field of interior decorating for over 10 years and has owned B&A Interiors, LLC for almost as long. Partnered with her daughter, Sammi Blake, Jamie has been honored to work in homes and businesses across the country. Knowledge and experience is but part of what she has to offer. As a young girl, Jamie intuitively understood that the placement of things, the color of things, and the arrangement of things evoke certain feelings. Working together with this knowledge, experience and intuition Jamie has answered the call to her life’s purpose- teaching the spiritual truth of what she believes- “Everything begins in the home”. As a branch of B&A Interiors, LLC, Living In Perfect Harmony emerged to teach her philosophy. Jamie believes, “if you live peacefully and beautifully at home, you are well, your family is well and that helps to make the world a better place”. Jamie's most passionate role is as a mother and grandmother. Jamie currently lives and works in the Chicago area but also continues her business in Charlotte, NC as both a decorator and a homespace coach. She is certified in Reiki Therapy which she believes broadens her success as a homespace coach. Jamie is available for private consultations, lectures and seminars.

10 thoughts on “Construction Zone: Rehabbing My HOME

  1. Love this blog and thank heaven for the plane ride. You, David and the rest of your family and friends know the truth about your past and the people that were in it. It has made you a stronger person. Happy Anniversary, David is a keeper : )))

    • Thanks so much for commenting. You know well the construction process I have been under. And you are right, I am better for it all. I have PEACE from the pieces that David brought me from his chance encounter. The puzzle pieces he brought me forced me to look at pieces within myself that were in shambles. My hope is that I can stand as a model of someone that took “the pieces in disrepair” and made them into a beautiful new interior of my HOME. Anyone can begin construction for themselves, they need not wait for trauma-drama to come along. Love to you! Oh and as for David, you bet he’s a keeper. He’s the best “compliment” to my HOME I could ever want!

  2. If David gets jumpy when you start sizing him up for a mat and frame to hang him over the fireplace, let us know….we’ll hold him down for you. After all, what are friends for????

    • Blair, you are so sweet. And, I agree with you – in ways it seems as if we have been together forever. At the same time, I still seem to discover new things about David each and every day. Such fun! I think when you experience or witness deep love, it has no sense of time. It is, it was and it shall always be abiding. Love to you and I know you live the bliss of deep love as well!

  3. Jamie. Happy anniversary to you and David. Here’s to life’s wonderful synchronous moments that have blessed both of us. Give David and yourself some credit for embracing those moments gifted to you both. A gift of any kind needs to have someone on the other end receiving.
    I can’t wait to hear your stories someday.

    • Thank you so much dear friend! I know well all the blessing you have received as well from God’s wonderful synchronicity. Isn’t it amazing and yet not because of course there are no coincidences?!? And, you are so right to point out that these synchronistic moments must be viewed as gifts and not as mere coincidences in order for spiritual and emotional growth to happen. Upon learning about the conversation David had on the chance encounter plane ride, I realized there were two roads I could travel. The one road would be short and I would soon move on into another direction chalking it up to a crazy coincidence. However, taking the shorter route would in the long run take me on a longer road to find freedom that my heart, mind and soul was seeking and desperately needed. The road I choose, though full of potholes some of which were the size of craters, led me to the most wonderful destination – freedom from hurt and anger over a long ago betrayal that was keeping me from my true essence. How awesome freedom is and how awesome that this chance encounter led me to reclaiming my essence. On another note of synchronicity, I found a file this past January while doing some needed research that was in my file cabinet from 1996. In the file I found one of my personal journals that had “coincidentally” found its way into this file or I might never have looked at it again. The title to one journal entry was, “I cannot find PEACE until the puzzle pieces are put together”. Reading this in January sent cold chills up and down my entire body. You see, God and the universe answered my plea I wrote in 1996. Ten years later in 2006 the puzzle pieces were put together for me on a plane in a chance encounter and here I was in 2012 embroiled in the final leg of my journey on the road to freedom and truth seeking PEACE. Wonder of wonders, it was my David that brought the puzzle pieces to me. Then more importantly, he gave me the space and the love to journey the road to reclaim my essence and find PEACE from the pieces. What a wonderful, kind and loving man I was gifted!

  4. Jamie,

    Great article, great blog. I wish I could write half as well as you. I look forward to reviewing your other entries,

    • Sam, so nice to hear from you! And, thank you so much for such kind words. I write from my heart and so anytime someone comments positively it flat makes me giggle inside! I do hope you keep reading!

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