Many people may think that living in a small house with only one proper bedroom for a family of four must have been suffocating, but I believe that it is because of that small home I now have such a close-knit family. Mine is what you may call an “in-sync” household. It is one of the biggest blessings of life to have a stable and happy family unit, and I’m proud to say that I can count that in my set of blessings as well.
But that doesn’t mean that when I slept at night on the floor of my parents bedroom (myself on Mom’s side of the bed, and my brother on Dad’s side of the bed) I didn’t wish for a bigger home with a room of my own. Having my own room had been one of THE biggest dreams of my life; a room in which I could sleep on my own bed, a room which I could decorate as I wanted, have a view from the window into my own lawn, with my own TV, my own bookshelf; a space to call MY OWN! And thanks to the Allah Almighty, that dream was eventually fulfilled 6 months ago.
So ladies and gents, today I just wanted to share a part of my life with you guys which means a LOT to me. It may not be impressive to many of you, but it is my own tiny little haven – a.k.a. Miss Potahto’s Headquarters.
I have to admit, my most favorite part of the room is my window bench. I do most of my book-reading there. You know, I always saw these girls in movies during those sad scenes sitting in their window seats, staring out into the gloomy rain and looking glamorous AH, therefore I wished that maybe one day I can also stare out into the rain and look all philosophical and contemplative. So one of the perks of getting to design the entire map of the new home with my own hands was that I could squeeze in one cool looking window bench. Yeah, my room is the smallest in the home, because I myself insisted I didn’t want a big one.
One of the reasons I had disappeared from WordPress for the past few days was that me and my Mom were busy buying a new bed, a new bookshelf and a TV for my room. Yes I waited 6 months for all this (we were a little tight on the budget.) The bookshelf is custom made. Many people would say, “That’s one tiny-ass bookshelf, you should’ve gotten a larger one.” But I wanted to decorate that side of the wall as well so I had to sacrifice on its height. 😦
These are some of the books I’ve featured on it. Yes, I have a lot of Stephen King. A LOT. Even these are half the books of my collection, the rest are still packed in the wardrobe. Lack of space, uhun uhun. 😥
I have this Tiny Batman on top of my bookshelf. The Dark Knight keeps out bad guys from my room 😛 How I got him? I actually snatched this little fella from a friend of mine. She got him in her McDonald’s Happy Meal, and I HAD to have him. So I did what do best, whine and whine until she gave in. Thank you Aneeza, sorry Aneeza 😀
I wanted to decorate this wall with something related to my LIFE’S BIGGEST DREAM: to travel the world. So I searched online for something that will perfectly compliment my room and also reflect my dreams, something which reminds me what I’m striving for, and after a few days of exhaustive searching I found these. These are the stamps of all the places I want to see before I die. Well, God fulfilled the dream of my own room, so I hope and pray one day He’ll fulfill this one as well. 🙂 Btw don’t they just look SO COOL?
You guys have no idea how much I was excited for my own TV!! And you know how I got it? My Mom is THE BEST! She was worried that watching movies and shows on the laptop could be hurting my eyes, as the laptop screen emits harmful rays. Even the doctor had told her that my extensive usage and exposure to the laptop might be one of the causes of extremely dry eyes. So she yelled at me, “I’M GETTING YOU A TV! YOUR LAPTOP IS ONLY FOR WORK, YOU GOT IT??” And I said, “Aye aye Captain!”
So she got me one Samsung 43” Plasma TV :3 I know watching TV may also hurt my eyes, but being a few feet distant from the screen might help.
P.S. I’ve been re-watching some of my All Time favorite movies for the past few days. At the time of taking this picture I was getting ready to do my work while watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. God, I LOVE THAT MOVIE!! Have you seen it? No? SHAME ON YOU!!
So there you have it. My tiny little haven.
Now tell me about your own room. What do you love the most about it? And also what additions should I make into my room to make it look more awesome?
I’d LOVE some feedback ^_^ Stay awesome WP Family! ❤