When the delivery man carried it in, I could see the surprised look on his face.
“That is ONE ORANGE COUCH…,” he said.
"Yeah, we've been impatiently waiting to see if we'll like it," I added as a sense of both dread and relief washed over me.
We bought an orange couch sight unseen (apart from a couple pictures online)...and we like it!
But the relief of the wait being over is because this large piece of furniture is not just a couch. It's so much more than that.
It’s a place for relaxation after a long day and an opportunity for daily connection and conversation with my husband.
It’s a dream realized—I tried to picture this pop of color in my house so many times but couldn’t be sure it would work well until I saw it today in place.
It’s a feeling of completion—for weeks our living room felt and looked strangely empty…unfinished.
And let’s not forget the BOLDNESS of the color (how could we?!?)! That’s a side-effect of the new level of boldness I have stepped into in my own life.
Although we weren’t expecting to wait 1.5 months to get it (and especially didn’t realize how much we’d MISS having a couch), it was worth the wait.
This fun piece of furniture is so much more than “just a couch.”
It’s a symbol of comfort and family and fresh beginnings. It’s a symbol of home.
Now to pick out a new rug to go with it!
With gratitude and from my orange couch,
Ashley Orlando is a jazz vocalist/ukulele artist and coach who helps growth-focused leaders find their voice, grow their presence & amplify their impact.