Oh this is kind of a hard one for me. Some people seem to have the house that everyone always gathers at. Is that you? It's not me. I don't know if it's because of my "introvert" personality, or my feelings that my place is too small to hold too many people, or what, but I often find myself shying away from inviting people over to our place.
I've been working on this. We did host New Year's Eve at our house last year, and we do have friends over to visit here & there, but our house certainly is not the usually gathering place of our friends. I think for us right now, the best options for having people over is smaller sized gatherings. Like having one or two couples over. This is the kind of gathering we are most comfortable in anyway, so it works best for us.
In order to try to open my house more to friends & family, I've been trying to keep up the interior & exterior of our home so that if a sudden opportunity to gather comes up, I don't have to run around the house like a crazy person trying to clean up for the visitor. I want to feel able to invite people over at a moments notice if the occasion arises. I need to have a picked up house in order to feel comfortable doing that.
I think it's important to have people over & share your space with them. It's an opportunity to show others a little more of yourself. Your home reflects your personality, things you like & enjoy. If you don't feel like it does, change that! Everything in your house you should love, or at least like! The size of the home is not what matters, but the personality you put into it does!
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