“When you don’t have a designated work space that’s inspirational to you and your job, working from home makes it painfully hard to stay on task.”
How much do I adore Rhiannon’s “girl cave” office? (See the whole fabulous spread here at MadeByGirl.) What she wrote about having an inspirational work space resonated deeply with me. I think we do our most creative work when the energy around us motivates us to. And right now, as I sit at my desk typing this, I’m feeling less than motivated, less than creative. There’s not an empty space on the surface – notepads, Post-Its, décor elements, pens, cards, phone, planner, a stray bottle of nail polish from an afternoon’s diversion, a newly arrive book for review. It’s clutter at its finest. But that’s very real: when we live and work in a space things get moved and perfection falls (significantly) out of place. There’s not much else to do but get inspired and tackle our organizational check-list all over again. Rhi’s beautiful room (and in a temporary apartment, no less!) has definitely given me inspiration to tidy up and re-energize my creativity; and if you’re feeling in an organizational slump in the midst of this awkward seasonal limbo, maybe it’ll inspire you as well. If it does, tell me about it! And let me know your favorite tips for keeping organized. On that topic, a must-read blog is Live Simply by Annie, which recently moved to a shiny new domain. Annie’s blog has been my best friend since I found it through Annie’s Pinterest boards a few months ago. She makes staying organized fun with her sassy writing and brilliant time-management tips. Check it out.
Last but not least, today is my cousin’s 11th birthday and, being a fashionista of the technology age, she gets my blog posts sent straight to her inbox so I wanted to give her a little shout-out here on The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower. Happy birthday, Alaina! See you soon!