We all need places to escape to. To gather our thoughts. To gain perspective. To retreat. To watch movies from. To grab a good book and settle in for a reading session with the fur babies. To enjoy a cup of coffee. To find our center, our true north, our mission. A place to plot world domination. Okay, that last one might be a little much, but you get the idea.
It took me while to put this space together for myself. First I needed to get out there and explore the world a bit with my camera. Then there was the editing and printing of photos along with the hunt for frames. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the layout. That took a whole day. Sometimes decisions can be hard. Then there was the giant spool I drug home from NorCal which I filled with books and more books. Eventually came the chair. It’s a grey linen wingback and is smaller than I had originally planned for but it’s totally suits me and fits the space. It also suited Dexter for the first couple of months after I brought it home. One day I even managed to catch Lexi curled up on it as well. Naughty dog. So, I guess it suits everyone.
After my morning walk, or run, with Lexi, you can find me in this chair checking my email or social media, or even reading a book, while having a cup of coffee. Usually, Lexi joins me and I sit here rubbing her with my feet. She thinks it’s the greatest thing ever and I have to agree. It’s pretty awesome. She makes for a great foot stool. Haha!
Anyway, it’s my space and time to gather myself to face whatever life throws at me. Work, adventures, technological challenges, the lives of others (I should start charging for my problem solving and crisis resolution skills), and it gives me time with the fur kids before I head out. Once that coffee cup is empty then my day officially starts, at least that’s the protocol for weekdays. Weekends are a different story. When I’m home and not hiking, running, or at the dog park, I hole up in this chair, edit photos, work on blog posts, catch up with family, read, etc. As the weather starts to turn cooler, which only seems to be in the early morning and late at night, I hope to sit still for a little longer than normal, which almost sounds like mission impossible for me, and delve deeper into this blog, research, the thousands and thousands of photos that I’ve taken this year, and more.
Does anyone else have a special reading corner? A nook where they can escape to? A place of solace and fortitude?
Excuse me, the books are calling me and my coffee is cooling off.