I recently decided to give a major makeover to my study. You can see what it looked like before here. We were motivated to redo it since we filled one opening in the wall. It is a true study now, with french doors, white walls, huge bookshelves and a massive writing desk for me to chain myself to. My own personal heaven.
While I am still working on the full tour/reveal post, I thought I would share one tiny little corner that was created for one specific part of me – my writer’s soul.
I really wanted to have an area in this room that I could look at and instantly remember some of the many reasons I call myself a writer. I have thought of myself as a writer since I was about 8 or 9 years old, but I don’t always feel like one. While this blog is a beautiful space for me to share stories of my family, reviews and social change, I don’t publish essay style posts nearly as often as I would like. I’m talking about the ones that really allow me to flex my writing muscles and leave me a little bit breathless at the end.
My goal for 2015 is to #ReclaimMyWritersSoul.
This corner of my little personal heaven is set up full of visual reminders to help me with that goal. From my half filled journals to my antique ink well. My Jo doll from Little Women (my favourite book), my gorgeous cast iron Underwood typerwriter and the motivational posters I made. I am a writer nerd and everything on this desk reflects that.
If you are feeling a little blocked in the writing department and are looking for some motivation, I have the three posters I made available below as free downloads. Help yourself and enjoy. Click the link in the caption for the full size of each image and save from there. They are formatted to print out in an 8×10.
Ideally speaking, I’ll make the time for my writing in this room…and maybe even get back to my novel for the first time in 4 years…