A quiet place to create… Does it exhist?
Ive seen so many posts and images of individual Office Spaces… Designers that have the luxury of a room specifically for their creativity and expression… I suppose eventually I may have that however, currently I have a corner of a table with a laptop in the living room.
People use their own space to express and motivate themselves, I guess my situation is a bit different and however cluttered and not personal, It is what it is.
These different offices each have their own style and personal touch, but Ill say it again… they each have their own space.
There is no quiet time in my home.
I can't say that hate it or that I dislike the current situation, cause honestly I don't. I am in my comfort zone. I am surrounded by things and messes and bits and pieces of the family that love and support me. I am constantly reminded that I am a mom and a human and a hard working individual who against all odds has and continues to work at what she loves. I have an amazing supportive family, who might not always understand my artistic ideals but, they cheer me on and provide feedback whenever I need it. I even have a parrot posse in the background telling me to "get to work" or "go to bed" It's a unique environment to be creative in.
So Whats the big Deal?
Why is it so important to have a space to create or a home office? People insist that it keeps you focused and on task. It helps to motivate and encourage the ideas and visions bouncing around in your head. It keeps you and your business organized and maintained.
Your personal space in all ideals is meant to do just that… motivate, organize, encourage, and inspire.
The colors you choose evoke the moods you need to do your best. The pictures on the wall are meant to entice you to fulfill your goals and work orders. The organization of having everything in an easy to reach and accessible position is meant to increase productivity and flow. Your work you display is meant to keep you at it, and loving it every second of the time your there. Its meant to help you want to work.
I guess this seems like it makes sense.
Quiet and peace in a house with two teens and critters that depend and demand your attention is I guess what draws people into the idea of their own office. It draws me in. I would I suppose relish the notion of a quiet corner strewn with my work and projects, shelves covered in my various mediums and tools. Walls adorned with the images and pictures I have created seem as though they might be feasible in the future but at the current moment. It is what it is. ( I love saying that)
I am happy with my cluttered corner of the table.
I am happy. I think that is the main point here, Being happy is the deciding factor on your creativity, your motivation and your encouragement. I feel at peace looking over the top of my laptop at the sock basket and the video games the children forgot to put in their appropriate cases. I feel the quiet while they are off at school and the dogs nap on the couch and the fish tanks bubble around me. I feel love, thinking about how much my family means to me and how much I mean to them.
There is no genuine "Quiet" time, nor is there a quiet space for me but, who needs to shut out the reminders of who they are. It may not be the perfect space to create right now but it is the perfect space for me. I am surrounded by life and love and little bits of each and every one of my main motivation. I do this because I love my family and I make the sacrifices so that they can have the things that bring them joy.
My office space might be nothing more than a spot wherever my laptop lies but it is the surrounding space that makes me who I am and keeps me motivated.