I recently read a beautifully written article by Kelly Diels in which she told the absolute truth about making things happen. It doesn’t matter what type of space you work in, how much money you have, or how little time you think you have available… what really matters is how hard you’re willing to fight for what you want in life. I have been working as a creative entrepreneur for over ten years now, and I admit, I was among those that told myself, if only my studio was more inspiring, if only it was bigger with more space, more organization… If only I had more time… I would get more done.
“And maybe angels are singing and the sun is shining and a kitten just slid down a rainbow and handed you a cupcake with a cheque for a million dollars signed by a team of unicorns. Because they exist. Just like those fantastic conditions for creativity.” ~Kelly Diels
The truth is, conditions will never be perfect for you to create. If you want to create, then you must create. Work with what you have instead of giving yourself false excuses of why you “can’t”. It was only until recently that I finally discovered that it was pointless to wish for more space. Pointless to just sit back and wish for more time. All I was doing was making excuses to not get my work done. My work space was actually pretty big at our last home, and very functional.
Oh, what I would give to get my old space back! I didn’t know how lucky I was to have it. Now, in our new home, I am stuck in the corner of our three season porch. Wearing extra sweaters because its chilly in the winter. Everything crammed in on a tiny little desk. Children running and screaming around me because I have no door to shut. The distracting TV blaring behind me. But it doesn’t matter. I’m still getting my work done. I’m still finding inspiration. I’m still blogging, still drawing. Sure, I’ve had a couple panic attacks because I couldn’t find something that was packed away; but overall, I don’t really mind it. As long as I’m getting my work done, it’s all I need.
This is my work space… other than my two current projects – the stained tags and my stamp carving, the rest of that clutter stays there everyday. Sure its cramped and over run by children’s toys, and some day I hope to build a new room in our new basement. But until then, I’m not going to complain or make excuses to not get my work done. I’m going to be a fighter!
Read the mentioned article by Kelly HERE. You’ll be glad you did.
What kind of space do you work in? Does it inhibit your work? Leave me a comment below!