I’m so excited! In a month or so I get to have my own office. My own office. It was part of the deal my husband and I made when we started looking for a house. He gets the garage he wants and I get my own office. Right now we share an office. It’s really not a big deal. He’s not a bother. I just want my own space.
Having my own office means I get to decorate it the way I want and I’m really excited to do this. I have been a big fan of Kelly Rae Roberts for the last couple of years. Her artwork speaks to my soul. Her artwork gives me courage to move forward in my life. It’s like she knows what I am thinking deep inside and her artwork is the answer to my inner yearnings.
Kelly believes that artwork heals and that we have to make our own rules. She used to be a medical social worker, but then she started experimenting with art. She creates the coolest stuff. She even has painting e courses. She has definitely found her calling and I love what she creates. (go check out her website @ kellyraeroberts.com. I’m sorry but I don’t know how to link things yet.)
I have her 2017 calendar (which I found on accident – well maybe not). For the month of June there is a beautiful butterfly and the words “Allow the Unfolding”. I love butterflies. To me butterflies represent change and with this upcoming move I am in the middle of a big change. “Allow the Unfolding” OMG! That is me going through every piece of what I own and asking myself if this is going to be something in need in the last half of my life. It means to let things happen and take time to deal with the emotions and move forward. That it’s ok to move forward and have the life that I want and to make my dreams come true.
Since I turned 50 I knew I wanted my 50’s to be fabulous and part of that fab is to follow my passion to write. I need to let go of all of the preconceived notions I had about being a writer and all of the times I have sent query letters to magazines that weren’t interested in publishing my soul work and listen to stirring of my soul. I need to examine my writing self and see what is truly there. In comes my office…..
One of the reasons I’m so excited about my new office is I get to paint it any color I want. I’m thinking of a light yellow. I want to paint a portion of one wall with chalkboard paint so can write a list or draw or do whatever I want.
This office gives me a chance to explore myself and find out who I really am as a writer (That’s partially why I started this blog). It gives me a place to put all of my books. I can have all of my writing in one place instead of in my office and on the coffee table in the living room. I can’t wait to have my rocking chair in my office so I can rock and read. It’s my “ME” room.
I think it’s important in our 50’s to have what speaks to us close to us and I can’t wait to have more Kelly Rae Roberts in my office. Maybe a print on every wall….
Thanks Kelly for all that you do! You’re amazing 🙂