The Office {Family Life Project 52}

Space matters.

This weeks theme for the Family Life Project is

The Office.

I know my own personal creative space is not jaw dropping for Pinterest inspiration, but it’s absolutely perfect for my personal inspiration.

 A few things of note about my space:

1.  IT’S  ALWAYS CLEAN.

I learned long ago that I have a strong personal connection with inspiration in clean spaces.  If the environment I am in is orderly, I feel like my life is in order.  Energy flows freely.  I’m not blocked by the negative energy of disorder, junk, clutter, or excess.

2.  I surround myself with inspirational things.

And I’m not talking about trendy or kitschy decor.  Everything on display has authentic meaning and purpose to my life. This is so important to my creativity.

 

  • I have one wall of portraits from our Beloved session.  I love this wall. It’s right next to the computer and I often glance up and have my heart smile at the tangible emotion.
  • I have my favorite and most inspirational books on small shelves close at hand.  When I write or create, often I have glimmers of remembrance from nuggets in those pages and I can easily access them to refresh my memory.

3.  My space caters to all my favorite creative arts.

I have a digital piano in my office for composing music and relaxing.

I have corners for reading and writing.

And of course, the computer station where most of my time is spent, is centered under a sky light that diffuses natural light throughout my scheduled working hours.

I feel so strongly about the quality of space that we live and create in. It has far more impact than most of us ever realize.

We’re lucky enough to have a spare bedroom that we can dedicate just for office space.  If you don’t have space for an office that is truly your own, try and find somewhere that can serve as a similar inspirational corner :)  Even if it’s a closet, a desk, a bureau top or even a drawer full of things that bring positive and uplifting thoughts.

I spent six summers living in a run-down junky dorm room in the middle of the serene Grand Teton National Park.

The environment of the employee village was a constant drain on inspiration, so my “creative space” became the mountains themselves. I wrote an entire Opera in those mountains one summer and learned a valuable lesson:

Beauty, creativity, and inspiring environments can always be found in our lives if we’re willing to hike for it :)

check out the entire project HERE.

See Rhonda’s version HERE.

 

Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. Creating a home and lifestyle that invites inspiring thoughts is what she lives for everyday. With so much clutter and distraction so easily encountered in our lives, she feels it is of utmost importance to have some type of haven of enlightenment to grow and develop.  When one can make the actual home they live in this very type of haven, you not only bless your own life but everyone who enters within its doors.

Brooke teaches inspiring online photography classes that bring you confidence in your skills and creativity.

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