So, I'm usually ok with admitting my mistakes…..but it still hurts.
About a year ago, when we decided to re-do our garage, I thought it would be fun to make a space out there for my crafting. In the past year, it evolved into a HUGE area in the garage because I have SO much craft stuff. It took over most of the garage because I could leave the mess and come inside. It took over the entire space, which wasn't what was intended because Sean had initially had the idea to re-do the garage to have a sitting/lounge/brew space (not to mention a nice, neat place to do laundry and have clean, organized storage).
Basically, what I am saying is I took over. I took over the entire space. I was VERY excited about this idea because I was starting Cherry Tree Lane and thought about how "official" a work space sounded. A place to hide and "get away" and have "space" to work in. So I moved out all my crafts from our spare room and into the garage. Set up camp.
I couldn't have been more wrong in my excitement.
The last year I have realized that I don't necessarily need a space "away" from my family or house in order to work. In fact, I didn't like "going outside" to work each night….especially for the Christmas season. We would put down the baby for bed and I would smile and say "bye" to Sean while he sat down to watch TV or read….and I walked outside. I would have to pack up the laptop, iPod, and monitor and head outside during the day. Yuck.
I didn't like that.
I want to be surrounded by my child and husband while I work. It makes me happier to be inside, around what is happening in the house. I just feel better about it. It is easier, and more "me". I just like being at my house, in my house…..
So….back to the spare room it is. I organized it this weekend.
And already I feel better.
(and I'm sure Sean is excited at all the new space in the garage…oh the possibilities!!!)