After I officially gave notice at my publishing job a few weeks ago, Matt and I finally tackled the office space in our apartment. When we moved into our 700-square-foot Brooklyn home, we used the small back room mostly as a place to store miscellaneous furniture. We came to think of the space as mine, primarily because it housed my closet and two shelves full of my books. As we began discussing the possibility of my career shift, revamping the room and turning it into a more functional office space for me was always a priority.
The room is tiny, but after an afternoon at Target and some game-time decisions that allowed us to keep old pieces rather than buying new, we had turned it into a comfortable, cheerful space that makes me feel productive and inspired.
One of the things I increasingly struggled with at my corporate gig was the routine of sitting in a gray, windowless cubicle for nine hours a day, every day. It made me feel trapped and, quite frankly, just…sad. I am excited to have created a workspace that feels more like “me.” I’m so motivated when I walk through the rest of our apartment and see the office, knowing that I have the opportunity to sit myself down here at any given moment to work, create, and hustle.
We’re still planning to paint the room, and I’m thinking about a soft, buttery yellow. Do you have any other ideas?