I always say that if I lived in a cardboard box, it would be a nice cardboard box. I never understand when people don't make where they are living into a home. Just because you are renting doesn't mean that you can't/shouldn't put your stamp on it.
its starts from you, so believe what I know... you are amazing! After all I know you best and I see what you may not, so until you see it too, let me give you the words of encouragement you need, the hand to hold, and the shoulder to lean on! I love you both!