Recently I have seen some crazy things on Facebook. I have seen a girl switch finances within just a few weeks. Another girl posted saying she had a baby. Then she posted updates drinking and hanging out with no further mention of the baby. Crazy right! But by far the craziest thing I saw was several posts from a girl ranting about some relatives who she let move into her house. To say these house guests wore out their welcome is putting it mildly. Things really went south for this girl and her guests and police even had to be involved and then came the FB live rants.
Now I don’t know the details of what happened with this girl and her house guests. What I do know is that our homes should be our sacred spaces. Like with anything else that is sacred we need to safeguard it. We need to have guidelines for the care and protection of our home. The most important aspect of this care, protection, and safeguarding is who we allow into this sacred space.
As I watched this girl rant and rave on Facebook I thought to myself these people probably should not have been permitted to move in in the first place. Growing up I had friends visit my house often enough but they always went home. I did not really have sleep overs. I notice my parents also did not have a lot of friends over. When I talked with my dad about this he shared his point of view. He explained that our home was for us. That it was not good to have a lot of people in and out of your home. A visitor was fine but we should not have people outside of the family in our home on a regular.
Now that I have my own home I agree with my dad, though I do plan to allow my future child to have more sleepovers than I had growing up. I am very protective of my space. I want to be 100% comfortable in my own home. Any person or situation taking away from that has to go.
Like I mentioned before having a comfortable home environment is an important part of self-care. So, protect your space, guard your home, and be cautious about who you allow in it especially if they are planning to stay for a while. Chase Joy by safeguarding the sacred space that is your home by keeping Joy Thieves out.