My Room The majority of my downtime is spent in the comfort of my bedroom. Found directly at the top of the staircase, my room sits on the second floor of my one hundred year old Victorian home. There is much to absorb upon first glance, and it may not seem as welcoming as it is to me. But at any point during each twenty-four hour day I can comfortably enjoy the time spent in my room. My room is a fun, organized, and welcoming place to be. The first part of my room that catches most people’s attention is my walls. Unless you look extremely closely, it is very difficult to determine what color my walls are.
From corner to corner, ceiling to floor, my walls are covered with posters. Posters include photos of all types of sports like football, soccer, basketball, and snowboarding. The posters change the atmosphere of the room and make it different from a normal bedroom because there are so much exotic scenery displayed on the walls. For anyone who enjoys sports, a smile will immediately arise upon arrival in my room. My poster collection grew over the years, and once I ran out of room for normal size posters I filled in the empty spaces with pages from snowboard magazines.
My favorite poster of all is a blown up photo of Michael Jordan jumping over the foul line to win the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. While this poster is by far my favorite, the majority of the pictures plastered on my wall are snowboarding photographs. From huge posters of massive mountain ranges to articles about my favorite professional riders, my room is surrounded by snowboarding. Amongst all these photographs, my actual snowboard leans against the crowded walls waiting for the next time to be ridden.
I enjoy the ability to look up anywhere in my room and see an array of breathe taking snowboarding pictures from which I can get inspired by. Since I cannot be on the mountains all day every day, the next best thing is to surround my room with cool pictures of it. It makes me genuinely happy, and generates a similar “fun” feeling every time I look at the pictures. Much like my walls, my floor is very crowded as well. Despite my effort to keep updated with my laundry, there always seems to be clothes scattered across my floor. However, everything in my room that may look messy at first is actually very organized.
I may not have the most orthodox approach to keeping a bedroom clean, but I am aware of where everything is. The layer of clothes that lines the floor is only an illusion of a room belonging to an unorganized individual. The real organization begins with my collections. Adjacent to my bedroom door is where my sneaker collection is displayed. I take a lot of pride in the sneakers that I own, so I enjoy showing them off in my room. All fitting the men’s size nine and a half description, close to fifteen sneakers sit next to each other, and are lined up color coordinately on a two-tier shoe rack.
There is a section for the mainly black sneakers, the mainly white sneakers, and the colorful sneakers. My Air Jordan collection is still currently growing; I make sure that all of my Jordans are absolutely spotless. Above all the shoes, sits my collection of baseball hats which contain many colors that compliment the colors of my sneakers. My hats represent some of my favorite basketball and baseball teams, but the majority of the hats are different colored Yankee caps. The coffee table in the middle of my room sits my most recent collection.
I began collecting toy HotWheels cars once again, like I did when I was much younger. Here there are about 30 scale model cars of all different colors. These cars are separated by style; One side is exotic sports cars, one is luxury cars, one is older classic cars, and one is pickup trucks. I love all types of cars and until I can have a real car collection I enjoy playing with the HotWheels like I did in the past. One if the most important parts of my room, if not the most important, is my bed.
Starting early morning and ending late nights there, my bed is my best comfort zone. Although it is not very big, my bed allows my to get as comfortable as I can possibly be. On top of the sheets and comforter there is a cozy green and yellow blanket that my friend made for me as a gift before I went away to school. She made it so warm because of the frigid Vermont winters it has successfully served its purpose. This is by far my favorite blanket and I use it every night. By just the sight of my bed I already feel welcomed into taking a nice warm nap in it.
Because I spend so much of my time in my room I like to be surrounded by the things that I enjoy. My room is somewhere I go to find peace and it is the only place in my house where I have absolute privacy. Although at first glance it might seem too messy to some, it is what I call home. Most of the things displayed in my room have a lot of memories behind them that I am constantly taken back to and reminded of every time I look at them. Even after the most stressful day I can come home to my room and be able to relax my body and mind in this fun, organized and welcoming location.