So, I just purchased the last item for this project. A document frame for my Bachelor's degree in Communications. It cost me 30 dollars on Amazon with shipping. Which means I spent a total of 200 dollars that I had budgeted to complete my home office.
Some details important to me to work efficiently was to replace the old metal chair. At Staples, I found a new sturdier one with lower lumbar support to help my back during long stretches of writing.
Needless to say, my lower back locked and I had to learn to balance time sitting at the computer with exercise. Taking small breaks in between each session.
I saved a lot of money by putting it together. Feel pretty proud of myself after tackling that chore!
Don't tell me you can't put together a chair, if I can do it, anyone can :-)
Next, I looked around the house to add items to personalize the room. One of the hardest things for me to do was to remove my daughter's childhood books and dolls to make room for my books on counseling and writing.
I talked to her about my intentions and received her permission to do this. While it was a difficult step letting go, it helps put my perspective on the season I'm in to focus on the business of writing.
Keeping the look fresh and up to date, I added pictures that we took professionally just two years ago.
Plants are a great way to keep the oxygen flowing in the area. They warm up the space visually especially during cold winters. We are currently experiencing extreme temperatures in the East Coast. I chose a peace lily because they are a little harder to kill :-).
Someone recently said to me, "I'd always thought that building a career was for 20 year olds, but I guess you can start anytime you want!"
True words. Hopefully, these blog posts will not only inspire you in your journey as an entrepreneur, but encourage you in your new beginnings no matter your age. With whatever you are called to do.
Along with this room makeover, I have been building a new look for my website with my brilliant friend and web designer Lori Laws.
I look forward to more fresh starts in February as I embark on a writer's retreat in Florida. Planning on an intense shakedown of my current work AND some fun on the beach. There will be much needed time with other writers as well.
Until then, keep moving forward, no matter the cost. :-) The rewards will be worth it!