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My Own Private Hideaway Essay

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Everyone has their morning routine, but do we ever really take the time to notice the little things? Everybody has someplace that is special to them in his or her own way. After stressful days at school and work, I like to lose myself in my own private hideaway. My bedroom is the last thing I see before I fall asleep every night and the first thing I catch sight of when I awaken. There is something special about the seclusion of my bedroom. What is identity? What does it mean to be an individual? Individuality is what determines who you are and how you interact. Being able to define yourself can sometimes be problematical, but of all places, this is the one setting that is completely your own. It exudes independence, personality, and style of the occupant. It's where I spend most of my time when I'm at home.

        A distorted top forty hit blared through my faithful alarm's tiny speaker. I pounded the snooze bar with the precision of an elephant stepping on a mouse. Warm rays of the blinding sun peeked through my crooked, stiff blinds suggesting the start of a new day. I wiped away the grit of a good nights sleep from my eyes, and saw the dim numbers of the clock taunting me. I stretched my heavy arms and legs, nearly reaching the four posts of my queen size bed. As I wearily crawled out of my warm comforter, my cold feet searched for the familiar black fuzzy rug resting atop my bedroom floor. I lethargically rose out of bed, the carpet fibers lightly tickling the pads of my feet. Looking at my bed, I see the sheets and blankets in dire need of straightening. My bed isn't limited to being slept upon, some of my best moments of focus and concentration have occurred while lying on the bed and staring at the ceiling, producing thoughts ranging from T.V. shows to pondering college life. Two pillows rest at opposite ends - covered by cases made of turquoise cloth. This color forms a pleasant matching contrast with the darker blues that plainly compromise the coloring of the bedspread. At one corner, I see my sheet, a salmon-colored item that does not seem to match anything at all, struggling to maintain its grip on the mattress.
As you walk into my room you will see my bed that is always in shambles, my room is far from military precision and order. There is always something on my bed at all times. Usually my bed stays cluttered with clothes and blankets. An array of semi-gloss, eggshell, and shades of Atlantic Ocean Blue cover the four walls and their accompanying baseboards with scattered chips of paint. An enlarged photograph of a 1968 Shelby GT-500 hangs above my bed, its extremely large prominence reminds me of my goals and dreams. Shelves weighed down with scattered memories protrude from the wall adjacent to the door - topped by a number of photographs in pewter frames. One particular photo jumps out at me of my own car reminding me of all the back-breaking labor and sweat I had to endure to desire it. At one corner, I see my oak...

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