Wednesday, October 11, 2017 is our starting line. I was going to call this post Finish Line, since we are finally closing on our new home, but that would be a misnomer. It’s the start of our new life and new adventure. There is so much work ahead of us at Idlewild Cottage (yes, I named the house; because I have to name all the things)–literally ripping everything down and rebuilding it all.

For anyone who is rebuilding–a home, a relationship, a life–celebrate your starting line. The road may seem immeasurably long ahead of you; but marking the little victories along the way will help you to always keep that finish line in sight.


Emily Behnke

Formerly a high level professional in a scientific organization, Ms. Behnke now owns and operates an organization and design company focused on living well in small spaces.