Monday, March 21, 2011


I've always said, when I make it big, I want a house with a room all to myself. A little alcove with a purple chaise lounge, Pottery Barn ottoman pillows, lots of candles, and dim lamps. And of course an antique desk for my laptop.

But, for now, I'm stuck writing off my dining room table. It's not comfortable. It's not creative. Unfortunately it's also where I eat my food and help t kids with homework.

So lately, I've started taking my laptop elsewhere to write. It can be to the next room where I plop on the couch and get comfy. Perhaps upstairs to the master bedroom where I sprawl on the floor with all the blinds open to let in natural light. Suddenly I feel different. I feel creative and ready to write (or edit).

Sometimes you need a change of scenery. Try heading to the park, or if you can handle the noise and chaos - head to your local coffee shop. Or just try sitting somewhere else in your house. You'll be surprised at what you can do :)


  1. I need a laptop JUST so I can go to another spot in this stinking house!

  2. So true. I work in the basement, in my home office. But I actually tried writing in my dining room on the table! Just the change of scenery was great, and I was very productive.

  3. I really need a change of scenery about now -- if the three feet of snow in Wisconsin would melt already!! I love my office (I have an antique desk!) but unfortunately with everybody in the house there ends up being a ton of noise and distraction. I'm on a deadline and yanking my hair out haha. Great post!

  4. love taking my laptop somewhere else to work -- even just putting the kids in babysitting for an hour at the local rec center and working in the lobby with headphones on gets my creative juices flowing. plus, there's nothing like a ticking clock to get my fingers tapping.


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