I wrote in one of the previous posts that I left the world of cubicles and company cultures (aka being a software developer) for the sake of being a full time blogger (insert a happy face!).
A week passed already, during which I was busy with setting up a work station (aka computer), putting the workspace together, re-scheduling my posts, and just in general - getting used to the fact that finally, my life changed for the best.
I was amazed how difficult it is, switching worlds. Like getting used to NOT being obliged to wake up at 7am and still do that because I have my 40 minutes of exercise scheduled for the morning and because I still have to work, even if it's from home. To think of outfits when I don't have to go to the office every day. By the way, that's the reason outfit posts almost disappeared lately- I simply spent this whole week in my pajamas. I will have to find a way to set up outfits in a new way now.
But I slowly begin to understand what the self employed working-from-home people were talking about.
You have to have self control, you have to stick to a schedule, and above all, you have to REST! Because when you don't have to get up at 5pm and go home, you can as well work all day long.
You know what.. I think I will write more often about my journey from now on, hope you'll find it interesting. I even made a new tab for it - StepByStep.
By now, I cannot say I did much for my blogging "job", except of setting up the "RMH Headquarters". I love to call our computer desk a "Rock My Heels Headquarters". While I actually own only half the desk - the other half is my husband's territory. He also spends a lot of time working from his computer - so basically we share a very small space. Luckily, we never fight :)
This brought us to think of our perfect home. Home with enough space for both of us, for his photography, for my blogging and DIY, for our guitars. God knows when will we be able to move to a bigger place, but no one forbids me from dreaming, right? So I've been thinking how I want my perfect work place aka office aka headquarters aka design studio (dreams, dreams) to look like?
- First of all, I will be blogging (duh!), which means being glued to my computer for hours. I already own two monitors right now (see this post for the photo), which means a lot of space needed! So I will have to have a table, obviously. And a chair.
- Second, I will be DIYing - sewing, gluing, knitting etc etc. So I will need a table for my sewing machines, for making patterns and cutting fabric.
- Next to that, I want to get back to painting and sketching, so I will need a corner to put my easel (that's the right word?).
- Last one - I want it all to be in a sort of a walk-in closet. I want my clothes to be by my side and all sorted and presented clearly so I know what I have and can reach out and pick any piece without having to search for it or run errands around the house (like I do now).
Which brings me to say that I'd love to have everything within a reach - I hate it when I need to take out my sewing machine, put it on the dining table, take it off when we eat and put it back afterwards every time I need to make a stitch.
The problem is, I truly have no idea about interior. It has always been a black hole for me - I can't tell what goes with what or how you create a certain mood. So I will have to learn! For now I collected some images that roughly give an idea of the direction of my thinking.
Tell me, what do you think is important to have in a home office of a fashion blogger?
Do you have any advise? I'd appreciate any piece of information!