…a busy working woman who cares (and lives) for her spouse and kids. She resides in a place that may or may not yet be their forever home, but where she would love to give her loved ones happy and cherished memories.
She wants her home to be a place where all members of her household—human or animal—coexist harmoniously together. She loves creating little corners of warmth, pockets of joy, and areas of peace and tranquility. By establishing specific zones with specific functions, she is able to create space for each occupant’s unique needs and passions.
Gal at Home® also respects her environment. When living in an “inherited space”—whether rented, bought from a previous owner, or literally inherited from family—she respects the structure, the architecture, its history, and allows it to “speak” to her, in order to make the necessary changes.
She also understands that home doesn’t stop within the confines of a physical house. Home extends to the world outside: the community in which they live, the neighborhood that cradles their home. And in order for home to feel like the safe space it should be, Gal at Home® does her part in being a good neighbor and member of the community. (This is also why she loves choosing local.)
When it comes to the planet, Gal at Home® is also keenly aware that we all only have one planet to live on, and that makes it all the more imperative that we take care of it. She is more conscious of her choices for the home, making sure that what she is doing or using is sustainable for herself, the household, and the planet.
Gal at Home® knows that all this outward work will be for nothing if she does not take care of herself. So she always asks if what she is doing is worth the stress and anxiety she may be inflicting on herself or others. She works to keep her mind, body, and soul sound, healthy, and nourished. She values fitness and healthy living, but also calm and stress-free thinking. She works to keep all aspects of herself healthy—physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and psychologically.
Above all, Gal at Home® knows that she is not perfect, and gives herself (as well as the people and environment around her) the grace to understand that it is the journey—and not the end goal—that matters.