Hurrah! The time has finally come – I have my own blogging space! And boy does it feel GOOD!
Now the triumphant moment is here, and Lordy I can not believe it has taken me THIS LONG to get here, I can not really fathom how I have existed without my own blogging space for the best part of two years. Shame on my name. But the reality is, a) we’re usually hard pressed to find a nook in our house we can call our own due to space issues and b) we do not have the time or the brain capacity to sort it out.
However, now I have a corner of the spare room which is all mine all mine! – and it looks like this:
And here’s the thing, within hours I can already see why having your own blogging space is so important. Let me break them down to you here….
Before I was working down on the big farmhouse table in the kitchen where I had a bajillion other things to distract me from my work including the washing, general mess, the worry of what I was going to be going to cooking for dinner and so on. Now, it’s just me, and my desk and my laptop – I’m focused, I’m on fire! Nothing else matters. With nothing to distract me apart from own blogging thoughts, a bajillion emails and my vision board from my Instant Pause retreat of my goals and aspirations. I have been working for two hours only and it feels like I’ve got a days work done.
Before, I literally had nowhere to put my blogging stuff – samples, press releases – you name it, all in a great big dirty pile that got shoved under the kitchen table every day as I raced off to collect my little one each lunchtime. And you know what they say – mess is stress! Now everything has a place – in MY BLOGGING SPACE – and I feel like a super being, as opposed to mad disorganised mama blogger – as a result.
I’m surrounded only by the things I want – not random stuffed toys or crusty Rice Krispies left over from breakfast. You know what they say – surround yourself with the things you love, discard the rest. As a bit of a self professed control freak that makes me feel really happy!
It’s easier to walk the walk
When you are sitting around in the chaos of the rest of your home trying to pitch to brands, negotiate and be an authority, you can’t help but having a bit of the old “IMPOSTER” siren blaring over your head. But when you’re in your own blogging space, it feels real, and it feels right, and you feel you can achieve anything.
It’s totally worth it
The truth is, I realise that setting up my own blogging space was really not that difficult…what WAS difficult is finding the head space (and potentially house space) to do it. The reality is, actually making it happen was just about having that DO IT moment, buying a desk, and finding a few bits from around the house to bring it all together. Sometime’s we’re our own worst enemy, so fight the complacency and do it!
Do you have your own blogging space? If so do you find it makes a difference? Or perhaps you are hankering after one. Please do share in a comment below.
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