Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s quote, “A woman must have . . . a room of her own,” (she was one cool cat) as well as the magazine Where Women Create (wish they had monthly issues; salivating just thinking about the possibility) I have been on a mission to find this room of my own within my own house. Seeing the walk-in closet in our master bedroom as a viable option, the hub vetoed it with, “Where we will put our clothes?!” Ugh . . . sometimes he can be such a downer.
I tried a corner in our main living space by a window for several years, but the intense light from the window made for an overheated laptop, and eventually my desk became a dumping ground when we needed to pick items up off of the floor in order to vacuum. Little People climbing Mt. Essays Needing to be Graded did not make for a creative, organized space.
Thus, my recent find for a space of my own is a nook in our breakfast area. Flooded with light but not intense glaring sun, I can see while I type without having to wear sunglasses or strip down to my birthday suit (I am always HOT).
Since there is no room for a wall of bookshelves, my ultimate fantasy, I scored a mail sorter at a garage sale for $5. Eureka! I spray-painted it to match my $15 teacher’s desk find at a school sale, and A Space of Her Own was established.
I then wondered where do other women create, so I asked my friends. Women blessings Deb E. and Beth M./@BMiramonti shared their spaces with me. . .
|I want to nap in Beth’s hammock.|
|A partner for Beth to cuddle up with in order to spark those creative juices.|
|Notice Deb’s organization. Aaaah!|
|Love the cards Deb creates!|
Where is YOUR space of your own? I would love to hear about in the comments section below to garner some ideas, and, more importantly, I would love to see it. Tweet your pic to @authorgroupie (unless you can figure out a way to leave a pic in the comments section)!