This past Saturday, I finally got my office. Mostly. It isn’t quite complete, but I’m excited at the opportunity to have a workspace all to myself.
If you’ve following this blog since the beginning (a whole 2.5 months ago), then you probably know that my husband and I just moved to New Mexico this past spring. We’re living in base housing, which had me really stressed out but ended up being pretty amazing. We were given a 4-bedroom house, and immediately had a zillion ideas of what to do with the extra rooms. Okay, not quite a zillion, but you get the idea.
One bedroom is ours, obviously. A second is the guest room, which has already been used twice now and will be again this week, because my mother-in-law is coming to visit for Thanksgiving. The third is my husband’s game room. He’s a nerd, just like me, only he loves video games instead of books. The big TV is in there, along with a comfy reclining loveseat and his collection of games. The fourth bedroom has been mostly unused, and has served to collect random things that don’t go anywhere else or boxes we still haven’t unpacked.
The room has been slowly driving me insane. I hate having a catch-all room, I hate things not having a proper home, and I hate feeling like there’s useless space in my house. So, I finally got my act together over the weekend and did something about it. I spent most of Saturday working in that fourth bedroom, cleaning, sorting, throwing away, and generally making it a usable space. It now contains all of my bookshelves (3), a small TV that really doesn’t have a better home, a couch piece for me to sit on, and a box with a pillow on top for me to prop up my legs. No desk yet, but hopefully I’ll have one soon. There’s also a box of office supplies that, until we get a desk, are homeless.
Most importantly: I now have a dedicated work space. Prior to this, I’ve done all of my work on the couch in the living room. Which is mostly fine, I’m just easily distracted and feel like my stuff is always in the way. I don’t like having my laptop out in the open where anything can happen to it. Now I don’t have to. I’m ready to move into my new office, and I’m excited about the work I’ll be able to accomplish in there.
Talk to me in the comments. Where do you do your writing? Do you have a dedicated workspace?