I had similar conversations with both Mike and our roommate tonight (he’s moving out in two weeks which is why the dream of the office has come to fruition). And it really made me think. Why is having a home office so important to me?
And then I realized – it means having my own space in the house. It means not having to blog, balance the checkbook, plan, deal with all of the adult stuff from the couch. It means getting all of my stuff – laptop, planner stuff, books, Funkos and collectables out of the living room, uncluttering it, and turning it back into a living room. The bookcase is moving upstairs, all clutter is going with it, all of the books that are in the bedroom (and there’s over 30 of them. I wish I was kidding) can go upstairs. All of my craft stuff can be organized in one place so I know what I have and where it is. My planner stuff also goes with it.
Right now my stuff is spread all over the house. Most in the living room, some in the kitchen, some in the bedroom, hell some of it is in the basement just randomly tossed (I found a box of candle making stuff that I didn’t even know I had in the bathroom down there.)
I bought a really nice L-shaped desk. Half of it will be dedicated to my laptop and all of it’s peripherals – keyboard, mouse, monitor, laptop stand, etc. as well as all of the stuff I commonly use day to day. The other half will be for planning, scrapbooking, stuff that I need space to do. I got a cube organizer for the closet for all of my craft stuff. And I also got everything I could possibly need to help keep myself organized.
But to have a chunk of the house to call myself… That’s the part that I’m most looking forward to. A space for all of my stuff. I didn’t realize until I really started getting into the planning and sourcing of this project just how little space is actually mine and just mine. And now that we’re like about a week away from the dream becoming reality, I’m starting to realize why this is so important to me and why I’m so excited about it.
It probably sounds weird, but I haven’t had a space all to myself in a long damn time. And I can’t bloody wait.