I'm taking a quick hiatus from preschool inquiries to answer my own #WhyWednesday question. As an over-thinker with surges of creativity constantly running through my body, I find it ironic that I didn't have a creative space anywhere in the house to work on my projects. Hence this week's question: Does a creative work space matter?
For me, the reality of being an at-home entrepreneur means "entrepreneuring" in between cooking, cleaning, and mothering. My work space is usually the kitchen island where I'm at arms length of a demanding preschooler, coffee, and paper towels. Sounds like a Bounty Towels commercial, am I right? What used to be a semi-clean kitchen counter is now filled with books, writing pads, reminders, and my laptop. I've lasted about 6 months in this environment...until now.
Drum roll please...
I've designed my very own 'creative nook' in the house. Turns out that a creative work space does matter! As a writer, I need to feel inspired, and having a creative space to comfortably process my thoughts is key. On my checklist when designing this 'nook':
inspirational wall art
bright & vibrant colour scheme
I'm excited to share this space with you, and maybe inspire you to find that happy place that allows you to feel the freedom to make your dreams come true!
It's all in the details...First up, natural light!
Let the plants grow (well, sorta)!
I do enjoy a good motivational quote...thumbs up for inspiring wall art!
Can't have motivational quotes without affirmation reminders...
As a mother, writer, and avid reader, books shelves are a must!
I didn't want my creative nook to be crowded with office-type furniture, which is why I chose a minimalist desk.
My creative nook wouldn't be complete without an inviting reading corner.
I think the real star of this creative nook is the colour scheme. It truly feels like a Crayola-inspired space that makes me feel positive, energized, and motivated to make things happen. I couldn't be happier with how this once barren hallway space turned into my very own creative nook.
Finding inspiration and staying motivated can be a challenge, and I'm discovering ways that help keep me on track. Creating this dedicated space has certainly been one of the ways that keeps me on the path to fulfilling my self-publishing goals. What does your happy place look like? Maybe the pier, the park, the porch...leave it to a writer to create an alliteration halfway through the sentence! But seriously, I challenge you to find that space that allows you the freedom to dream, create, and do.
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart" - Confucious.