It started out with me not going to bed until 2 or 3am every night. Well, technically, every morning.
I knew that blogging at night and staying on the lap top was keeping my mind wide-awake, which was why I wasn’t able to get to sleep.
It was also keeping me from time to “wind-down” with my hubby at night.
Our time to talk and watch our favorite re-runs after everyone else was asleep. Seriously, TALK. I’m not talking about any other stuff.
Anyways…we were missing our wind down time.
He didn’t complain. I just missed it.
He would fall asleep and I would still be pecking away at my keyboard.
I was also tired throughout the day and I knew I needed a change.
I need a separate space to blog.
A place of inspiration.
A place with a view.
A place OUT of my bed.
The space had been there all the time.
I have always loved this view from my room.
I can see my ivy covered chimney and surrounding treetops. It’s almost like sitting in a tree house.
A house in the trees…….
Everything fell together.
Things I already had.
Colors and pieces were complimenting each other wonderfully.
My yard Sale table that turned into an island, then turned into a hall table that now had turned into a desk…..exactly right!
My “pinch pleated” Craigslist drapes and sheers were perfect!
My $15.00 Craigslist vintage, velvet chair fit perfectly.
It was like the space and pieces had been there forever.
A blend of textures, patterns and colors. My favorite!
A perfect space.
I plugged in my laptop to the little charger cord that I had hidden under the lamp……..
I felt like a blogging genius.
I could feel my E-Book getting ready to spring forth!
And I sat in my antique, velvet Craigslist chair.
My chin reaches the top of my desk.
The vintage seat is a little “droopy”.
And my head just comes to the top of the desk.
But the space was so perfect!
The colors were so unreal!
I had to make this work!
I pondered this thought as my chin rested on my desk………
So, I shifted my position in the chair, where my bottom was scraping the floor and looked outside the dark window with the warm reflection of lamp light.
I could make this work!
And as I gazed out the window…..
My thoughts settled……..
Settled into thoughts that I really couldn’t see outside in the dark.
All I saw was the reflection of my face. From the chin up.
And that after just watching part of Halloween on AMC, that there could be a soccer mask wearing weirdo standing outside in the woods right now.
Staring.Right. At. ME!
Well from the chin up.
And because I couldn’t see outside….. I wouldn’t even know it…….
I avoided starting at the window as I quickly shut down my laptop and hauled myself up from the depths of the velvet chair.
My hubby was so impressed that I wrapped up my blogging time so quickly!
And now….well, I am blogging this morning, comfortably, from the safety of my bed.
So, could I have shared just the beauty of this space?
But sometimes life isn’t a magazine.
At least here anyways.
Although, I do LOVE my space.
I have a few things to tweak.
I think I will have the seat of this chair re-stuffed. I love the vintage velvet and think I will keep it.
What do you think? Do you like the mix of color? Too old fashioned?
Number two issue.
The soccer-mask-wearing-murderer in the woods?
He isn’t there. I hope. And I will stop watching the scary Halloween movies on AMC before bed.
But other than that.
What do you think?
Do you ever stay on your lap top too long?
Do you have a hard time carving out time for your blogging and time for family?
Do you like my new space?
Do you ever look out a window in the night and wonder what could be looking back?
I would love to know.
Unless you ever really saw someone staring back.
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