Have you ever had your own room? When I was a little, we three girls were put together in a small upstairs bedroom. It was a bit crowded. Then I went to college and I had four roommates in my freshman dorm room. It was a big room, but we had to share closets , desks and chairs that were meant for four people. (One girl left early.) That helped the other side of the room, but not mine.
During that year, something wonderful happened. My mom and dad moved to a bigger, nicer house and that summer, I finally had a room of my own. Mom took me shopping for my pretty turquoise flowered bedspread. I had a little old fashioned wash chest from my grandmother's farm that I put my lamps on. We got "farmhouse" white lace curtains for the window. Oh, it was so wonderful. During the school year, I still shared a room in a dorm, but in the summer, I had my own place at last.
When I graduated, a sorority sister and I moved from Ohio to Michigan and got teaching jobs there. I have been here ever since. We looked everywhere for a place to stay. In those days, there wasn't much housing out in the middle of nowhere, which was where we started up our professional lives. Finally we found a darling cottage on a lake which we could use for the school year. Then we would have to go home for the summer. We each got our own rooms. Mine had a high bed and a 50s style vanity with a huge round mirror, drawers on either side, a stool in the middle and a flat place on top for whatever. There were two gorgeous cut glass lamps for me and I added my own doilies under them. I had a box for special keepsakes and a hamper for my clothes with a top where I always put the classic novel I was reading for the day.
I loved the movie Oliver! that was out then and I put pictures from that movie on my walls. I loved my adorable little "attic" room and I had it for four years.
Then I got married and I was happy to decorate and share our wonderful new room. After 30 plus years at the house we had built, we got a manufactured home. Now I share a room and also have a darling extra room or two for fixing up and making special. I hope everyone has a chance to have their very own place, at least once in their lives.