|I spend a lot of time writing in my living room.|
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I typically work from this perch. I tweet, post and blog from here. And, if the house is empty and quiet, I write and edit here. But I can't write if the TV is on or someone else is here. At some point in my past, I could write amid family fights, movies and all kinds of things... but not now. (Is that a sign of aging?)
But I wonder: Why am I here when I have a home office? Am I trying to be social? Do I feel I'm going to miss something if I'm downstairs? Is my office too cold? Too cluttered? Too dark?
The bigger question: If I moved to a new home, would I even need an office? ABSOLUTELY! (Or so my heart screams.) My dream office has built-in bookshelves, a large smooth table to serve as a desk, a big screen monitor, a white board, a picture window with a pretty view, a soft reading chair, good lighting, space on one wall for a lot of sticky notes... oh, and the yellow walls.
But would I use it? My practical side is uncertain.
Then again, we eat our meals in the living room too, and yet I still want a table and chairs. Hmmm, maybe we just need one huge living room.
Where are you most comfortable writing? If you have an office, do you use it?