There are many types of renovation. Some refer to updates to the look and feel of a space and may include painting walls, changing furniture or adding new decor. Renovations can be completed over months or in a day. They make a difference to the external appearance.

Remodeling is different. Remodel means “to change the structure or form of something.” Remodeling takes deconstruction and reconstruction. There will be some walls torn down and others put up. It is not just a cosmetic fix but a transformation.

Remodeling requires occupants to move out and take up residency somewhere else until the fixes are complete. Remodeling will uproot you temporarily.

With remodeling change is inevitable and desired. The end goal is to return to a more workable space that is both efficient and comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

We should plan renovations on ourselves annually. As we journey through a year we should access how our current structure works or does not work for us and plan our renovation accordingly.

Don’t be afraid to change the form of your life. Open up your heart to new relationships, tear down the walls of jealousy, and hate. Make space for new experiences and close off limitations.

When you remodel you will have to face the removal of the familiar. Things that used to work will no longer make sense and you will have to get used to temporary conditions; but, it will be worth it in the end. You will learn something fresh about yourself that will benefit you and the world around you.

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