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I need a space. A space to call my own. Where I can write, stalk facebook or just escape for a little while. After all, Dan has created a space for himself in the basement (which he now shares with the baby) but I am looking for a little piece of my home where I can feel inspired and maybe even accomplish some of my writing goals.
Right now, I sit on the couch in my lovely living room [below]. But I do almost everything else in this room also. (Don't let the tidiness fool you, behind the long couch is a sea of baby toys and dog bones.) My inspiration room needs to be a place I go that belongs only to me, with the things that I find inspiring, where I can manifest my dreams and goals into reality.
The first problem with my living room being my writing HQ is that it is just too cozy and there are way too many distractions. Blankets, pillows, netflix, that adorable dog waiting patiently for a belly rub... I mean COME ON!
Side note: I am inspired by this book I am reading by Elin Hilderbrand called the "The Rumor." It takes place in Nantucket and is all about small town life and the spread of a nasty rumor. No offense, Elin, it isn't a great book but it is an easy, guilty pleasure kind of read.
Anyway, in "The Rumor", one of the main characters is an author who is suffering from writer's block. Using a publisher's advance to rents a $2000/month apartment away from her home to use as her office. Although I can't afford 2k a month for a writing apartment, I can utilize the little unused space in my home now.
So here is what I am working with. An underutilized nook above the stairs, next to the baby's room. It isn't much and is only about 7x7 but plenty big to add a desk. I'll refinish the hutch and clean it out/organize. Who knows, maybe I'll start today. I could use a little preoccupation.
I'd like a line of candles, maps of the cities I love, a shelf of my favorite books and I'd really really love a lilac plant because the smell makes me happy. I hear most don't do well inside because of their size but I am willing to try a dwarf plant in a terracotta pot.
So that is it for today, I hope that my desire to find a place to call my own might inspire you also. I'll look forward to eventually updating you on the progress I have made.
Thanks for reading!
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About the Author
I am Dom. A mom, teacher, novice writer, cook, wine drinker, and so much more- filling the internet with unsolicited stories, questions, dreams, recipes, and advice. I'll be the voice that tells you what everyone is wondering but no one wants to ask!