Mama Time: A Cart of One’s Own
Mama time… hmmm? That may be a term that some of us are just starting to contemplate, while others of us still can’t imagine. Well, I am in the just starting to contemplate category, which I highly recommend! So, I have decided to toss in some blog posts here and there about the little things that I do and discover that nurture, nourish, and inspire the woman within (sounds bold huh?). I would love to hear how you are caring for your inner beings as well. So here goes…
I am getting geared up for some new and exciting projects that will require more writing and screen time, so I decided to pull myself from the atelier and focus some energy on my own work/creative space. I have been preaching about the virtues that come from creating attractive, organized spaces for children for years, but for the most part have been neglecting my own space.
I started by cleaning out the drawers in my desk and taking on the piles and piles of stuff that have accumulated. I was happy to discover that the task seemed much more daunting (which is why it took me years to do it) then it really was and felt really good to accomplish. So, my advice here is to just set aside an hour for yourself and dive in!
The new addition to the space consists of this new cart, which serves as great storage and a wonderful work surface. Because it was designed for cooking it is just the right height for doing project preparation such as using the paper cutter or wrapping packages. I keep my favorite tools handy and even indulged in some new supplies. I love the “industrial” look of it and know that it will be a versatile piece of furniture that we will be able to use in a variety of ways over the years (it would also make a great art cart).
Now, I look forward to and am able to take full advantage of those special quiet times (however brief they may be) when I get to work, create, connect, and explore. And the best part? I know where everything is! Whooohooo!