Writing 101 Day 6: The space to write
My space becomes my space once everyone is off to sleep. There is no possible way I can write with all sorts of commotion going on and the television is blasting.
The spot for my writing is my kitchen table. Once all go to bed, dishes are done and put away, only then, can I start the me time mode. I bring my laptop, my pens and pencils, and my notebook to the table. I even bring some of my favorite magazines and/or books to read. Something that is truly hard to do with everyone needing of my time. Sometimes I set my supplies out at the table before time, only to start feeling a little frustrated. It seems as if no one understands the concept of me time, no matter how much I explain it to them that I need to write.
Often times, I wish to have my own space. A space where I can create, write, or just read with no interruptions. I can be in the zone and here they come with some type of question, or commentary concerning school or friend, even just to tell me a joke of some kind. And, somehow, it never seems to fail that they interrupt when I have (in my opinion) a good thought and out the window it goes. Now that is a horror to any writer, I am sure. Sometimes I get it back, other times it is gone, gone with the wind.
But then, I start to think. I start to think on how grateful I am to have what I have. They are my family and I love them. All though this is the reason I may not have the time; time to write, to paint, or to sketch.
I try my best to work at night, once everyone is off to bed. Depending on the day I had, how my day goes determines if I can visit my space or not. There are days when I am just so out of energy that the only thing I am going to be taking is a good night sleep. At times, I enjoy my space immensely, I can actually stay until 2am or even 3am.
One thing I have learned during this up and down process is to appreciate every second of my blessings. I have learned to be grateful for the time I have for myself when I am able to take it, and be grateful for the time I have with my family. There is no sense fighting for either. Embracing every second you have in life with family members, friends, or yourself should be a loving and learning experience. So I say, hands up and embrace them all.