I’m not a big fan of change. But Monday night, I had an idea: what if I made the spare room currently occupied by the dog my office/craft room? I mentioned it to Brian while we were eating dinner, along with the following list:
I’d have a whole room all to myself and my creative ideas.
The dog really doesn’t need his own room.
My desk and the dog’s crate are close in size, so it’d take a simple swap.
I could listen to my music without commentary from Brian (“Your music is weird!”)
Brian could listen to his music without my commentary (“Could you please turn that down?!”)
It would mean a change of scenery.
Brian: “So, I’d have the rest of the house to myself basically? Let’s do it right after dinner!”
Me: “But wait! I’m not ready yet! I need to think about this some more.”
The next morning, I awoke to bumping and banging in the hallway. I knew instantly what was going on, even before Brian came in with a huge grin, “I’ve got a surprise for you!”
The craft corner:
This stuff was already there…but since taking this picture, I organized it and tidied it up. Unfortunately, I don’t want to take the time to re-take the picture, and besides, this is how it usually looks!
I’m hoping to put this corner to use to make some curtains for that window.
The dog’s new spot:
I still need to move that whiteboard, and ideally, add a cork board, or get something like this:
Also from Organize.com, I think I’ll use my graduation money for this office set:
Since Tuesday, I’ve already created a few projects in my new office, including making cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes, but not edible ones – vector cupcakes in Adobe Illustrator, logo ideas for my web design client. I’m pretty sure the change in scenery is helping me think outside the box…or maybe it’s just that I can finally hear myself think? (Just kidding, babe!)