Saturday, March 31, 2012

Seeking Organization

A few days ago while I was talking with my mom, my desire and need for an office came up in conversation. I brought up to her that I would love a workspace to call my own. I admitted I dream of having my own little sanctuary where I can seclude myself and fall deep into my work. I dream of having this place where I can go to brainstorm, plot, research and write for hours on end with little to no interruptions. Set up exactly how I want it and know that it’s my own office. Decorated just how I pleased and with plenty of space to let my creativity run wild. Plus it would be handy to have a quiet place to go for homework when I do eventually pursue furthering my education. Ever since that conversation with my mom though, I can’t get the thought of having an office out of my head. It’s like this nagging little voice in the back of my mind telling me someday I will have it if I work hard enough for it.

Dreaming (quite literally) these past few days of my fantasy office, has led me to think of how I can create my own little workspace in the meantime of my desired sanctuary. I swear it’s like I just opened my eyes and realized that I haven’t given myself more than just…well quite literally my little notebook laptop. Granted I store my little handwritten notes on scraps of paper and in notebooks that get tucked away between my laptop bag and the drawers of my nightstand. I admit I also have a few post-it notes stuck on a wall in my bedroom. The way I’ve set myself up has left me feeling quite unorganized though. Perhaps it doesn’t help that I presently don’t really have a desk I can work at and my space is limited. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not griping about what I don’t have available to me. I’m quite thankful for what I do have in fact. However, unorganized I may be with it at the moment.

I feel this urge of determination to find a way to create myself my own little workspace. That desire to give myself even a tiny little spot to sit down and have everything right there is strongly within me. I swear this is going to become my summer project. As while I’m getting older, I do feel more and more this need to be organized not just in my work, but in other aspects of my life as well. If you’re reading this and have suggestions, please don’t hesitate to share with me. As creative as I can be, I do seem to lack in finding creative ways to get and stay organized in a small space. Oh yeah…I think it goes without saying now, but this summer will be partially dedicated for my seeking better organization.

--XOXO, Jane