A couple of weeks, I took it upon myself to carve out some “me” space. Back in 2009, when I first started dabbling with writing, I had an at home office. At the time I had the wonderful opportunity of working from home 3-4 days a week. While I didn’t always write from my office, I did the majority of the time.
Adding a writing desk had been on my mind for sometime, the problem was I have limited space in my house and a lot of the desks I like were just too big. Last week, I did some preliminary shopping online in search for that perfect small desk. I found a few that were small and cheap, but I was afraid they would be cheaply made. So I bypassed all those desks and decided it was time to go to shopping. I ended up buying a small student desk with shelves from Target. Of course I couldn’t get out of the store without buying a super soft shag rug to put my feet on.
After I got the desk put together, I sat down to write. It was a peaceful and comfortable spot to write. But as I sat in the uncomfortable kitchen chair staring at the wall, I discovered while the color of the paint is beautiful I hated the boring wall. So I got up hunted through the house for some photos. Apparently, staring at a blank wall is not very conducive to writing, so now it’s covered in a photo collage.
As all projects once my writing space was completed, I needed to accessorize. I bought new curtains and a pet bed so my ferret can sleep beside me if she desires. I had originally placed the pet bed on one of the shelves, but I have discovered she only uses it when it’s at my feet.
So far my writing place has seen some writing, but not near as much as I would hope. On the other hand the desk is being used a lot. Though, I now have an additional obligation that I didn’t have when I set the writing space up, but more on that in the next post.