This is not a how-to article, so if that’s what you’re looking for I suggest you keep looking. If I’m honest, I’ve been putting off painting my room for one simple reason: it makes me nervous. What if it looks bad? What if I spill paint everywhere? Even today as I put primer over what used to be holes, I wasn’t entirely sure I was up to the challenge of painting a 9×9 room. I put plastic sheets all over the floor and taped everything carefully so that if I messed up, I would do as little damage as possible. And then the primer dried and I thought, to hell with it, and I started painting. It was great. When I was choosing paint colours, I wanted just plain white. What do you know, there’s no such colour as “Plain White” at the paint store. I settled for “Ultra White” and hoped it wouldn’t look too bright or anything. I tested it out on the wall and decided I loved it. Sure it was bright, but it wasn’t headache-inducing and even though the inside of my closet isn’t really somewhere people are going to pay attention to, it looked so much better than the off-white. It felt really good to paint, too! It’s one of those activities that keeps your hands busy while your mind wanders freely. Plus you get a bit of a workout while being productive. All in all, I had nothing to fear. Except I can’t paint corners very well and they look terrible, but hopefully no one will notice that.