Our house had and entrance on the side which was seldom used, so my husband enclosed it to form a small study a few years ago. The two large windows make it an airy and light-filled space. At first I had lots of dreams for this new room, I would make it a sewing room or a place to do my arts and crafts. Sadly, before I knew it, it ended up being the dumping place for the family’s unwanted bits & bobs that they weren’t prepared to part with. It has also become the depository for glass and paper waiting to be carted off to another favourite hangout, the Oasis recycling depot. But that is a subject of a future blog.
So, today I decided it was time to throw out and clean up. I need a spot that will help to train my mind to get going. Sitting down in that small room surrounded by things I cherish: a notice board filled with the many postcards from all over the world, books which stimulate my thoughts and pretty flowers to add personality to my desk - these should surely give me the cue to write. I might even decide to keep the walls empty sometimes to explore the world of my own imagination. It doesn’t matter... what's important is that I decided that I should make do with what is available to me. It doesn’t have to be large or fancy - it just has to be a space where I can get comfortable and write.