Lazy Days of Summer:
What do you need when setting up a work-space?
Wow, what a beautiful day it is outside today. I love summer even though I don’t like the Texas heat. I love the green growing feeling of everything in the spring but the laid back dark green of summer with the outside calling come and play is just something wonderful to experience. In my home we have big bay windows that face the back yard in our bedroom and in the kitchen, so as I sit here I can see bee’s buzzing my mint, butterflies coming up to the window to check out the flowers, squirrels running back and forth between trees and flowering vines on the fences, with little dogs in hot pursuit, and even birds hopping over to check out the flowerbeds. This house came with a sprinkler system and it is amazing! For as much as I love all things growing, remembering to water them was never one of my abilities.
I have moved from my craft area to my desk in the bedroom so I can look out this amazing window as I work. It makes work go slower because let’s face it, I am easily distracted but doing something I love looking at something that makes me so happy is so much more pleasing to the mind.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the work I do, but my work-space in this little house faces the wall in a dark little corner of the living room that has a lot of foot traffic. No I wasn’t really thinking when I put it there. But in the bedroom, by the window, things are so quiet and the scene out the window is just beautiful.
When you look at sitting up a work-space, these are questions you need to think about. Not just is there enough space, but is there enough light, do I need something to look at besides the wall. Will there be to much stimulus or to little. Can I keep what I’m working on out without causing to much trouble for others I share the house with. In short will this really be my space or some place to just put my things.
For me adding the space in the bedroom where I can take my work and then put it back when I’m done is a good solution for right now. But next time we move, I’m holding out for a space of my own, Oh, with a window.
Now just look at the way the clouds are shading the backyard. Oh, wait you can’t. Ok, imagine how it looks as the clouds pass by.
I really think I am going to love this summer.