I splurged last week on an expensive magazine. As soon as I leafed through it, I knew it would light up my world. I was right!
photo by jmv
Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women lightened my heart and brightened my mood. It opened possibilities in that closed-off, winter area of my brain. The spaces and women featured within were unique, individual, and amazing.
I'm blessed to have a workspace all my own, but it does not resemble any of the spaces featured. And guess what? It shouldn't. It's one thing to get inspired by photographs and another thing entirely to copy them.
The most satisfying rooms in my house are the ones I pieced together with my style, borrowing from this look or an idea from that magazine, but ultimately, my own.
I'm starting to get an idea of my ultimate workspace. It will cost money. But I can wait for it. I'm gathering ideas now. I want floor to ceiling cabinets with open shelves and hidden drawers. I want a few shelves mounted to the wall. I would love a comfy chair and ottoman plus a coffee table to spread my work on.
Just because I have a vision of a future workspace doesn't mean I'm not grateful for what I have now. My current workspace does inspire me. It's quiet. I have a large desk and a door to close out noise. There's even a window to enjoy the birds playing in the backyard.
Even when my office consisted of a tiny table, a folding chair, and a laptop, I was satisfied with my space.
Maybe because it was mine?
I think that's the key. Any workspace can be inspiring, but we have to claim it and make it ours.
Does your workspace inspire you? If yes, why? If no, can you tweak it?
Have a fun weekend!