A Place To Write

23 Jan

I don’t know about any of you but when I go online I am almost always sitting cozily on my living room chair, legs stretched out on to an ottoman, the cat is on my legs, the laptop is on my lap, a cup of tea is nearby and the tv is on but at a low volume. Depending on what I am doing online I am either ignoring my computer until the ads are on or I am ignoring the tv because I am absorbed in what is on my computer screen lol.

That is about as dedicated to a writing space as I have ever had. It has never bothered me, and still doesn’t, but every now and then I imagine living somewhere with enough space that I could have a little desk set up where my laptop lives and I could sit and be all grown up about it all. Since I don’t see myself moving anytime soon I didn’t see this vision coming true anytime soon.

I envisioned something like this...

I envisioned something like this…

Well, last night I was organizing a chest that lives in my bedroom, it holds all sorts of items and for some odd reason I felt like going through it all, shrug. Good thing for me that I live alone and can indulge my weird urges to organize whenever I want lol. πŸ˜› After I was done organizing the chest I decided to continue on with my little organizational mood and sort out the table I sit at to do my hair. The only reason I don’t dry and straighten my hair in the bathroom is because I don’t have an outlet in there, an annoyance that irritates me to supreme levels, sigh. But yeah, since I don’t have an outlet in the bathroom I set up a table with a mirror, a hair dryer and straightener and added fantasizing about having an outlet in my bathroom to the list of things I will look for in the next place I live lol

Recently I bought a large-ish wall mirror to put on the wall above the table and I think it was putting up the mirror that made me want to organize the table area a bit, I wanted to make the space pretty. πŸ™‚

The table itself is old, it used to belong to my Grandmother on my dad’s side, I don’t know if it is old enough to be considered antique, or special enough to be counted as antique but it is old. The paint job is in a horrible state, it is cracked and chipped in spots and is an unpleasant colour. One of my summer projects is going to be to strip it and repaint it, I’m quite looking forward to that, but for now I just deal with it as is. I don’t know why I like it so much, shrug, I just do.

Anyways! After I organized it (you should see the inside of the drawer, it is all sorted with containers an such), I had this nice clear spot on the top of the desk/table that fairly screamed to be used for writing. And hey, who am I to deny the table a chance to be a writing table as well as a grooming table?

So here I sit, laptop on the table, a cup of tea to my left, a lit candle just behind the cup of tea, the hair dryer and straightener are off to the side so I have space and I am writing. It kind of makes me feel like I am back at school, sitting at a desk while typing, but not in a bad way. I’ve made less typos while typing due to a better position in relation to the keyboard so that’s nice lol I don’t know how often I will actually sit here to type or go online for other things but maybe every once in a while, when I am feeling particularly grown up…which means almost never lol πŸ˜›

Something I am toying with though, and try not to laugh ok? I often get told I should write. Not write this blog, but write stories, I have an oddly active imagination and am always coming up with stories, or having really vivid dreams that could be a story all there own lol Whenever I have decided to try writing any of them I have always been writing while sitting in the living room with half my attention on the tv so I would get distracted and put it away. But maybe if I have a dedicated spot, with no view of the tv!, I might focus a bit better…maybe…Course, after I sat down this evening I spent the first half hour watching youtube videos lol

Here is what my little space looks like,

The best I can do for now

The best I can do for now

I know it isn’t fancy, or pretty, and it is nothing at all like what I imagined in my head but it’s the best I can do, for now!

Normally the candle is on the other side and where my tea cup and my day timer (the pink thing) and iPad (the green thing) are my hairdryer and straightener live but when this is my writing space I move things around a bit. It is a little odd looking up and seeing myself reflected back at me lol Normally if I am looking up when writing it is to figure out how I want to word something so I am looking in to space but now I’m looking in to space while appearing to be looking at me, how vain can ya get? πŸ˜‰ lol


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