Celebrating being a Writer: A Room with a Desk (and a view)!

Today, I celebrate being a writer!

Today, I celebrate being a writer!  There are two main reasons for this celebration. The first reason is that about eight weeks ago, I ordered a modular desk to be made by the Amish in Ohio! It is solid Alder wood with a Honey Oak stain. Did you hear me? It is solid wood! Do you know how hard it is to find furniture made of solid wood? It is so difficult that practically every piece of wood furniture in our home – end tables, kitchen tables, book cases, entertainment units, and computer stations are all made by my husband. But, since he recently wanted me to choose something for our home that I really, really wanted, I chose this desk!

A New Desk

The desk has clean lines and really keeps the room spacious in appearance. Besides being solid wood, the other great feature of this desk is that I was able to order two filing cabinets to go with it. I have written curriculum for over ten years for my garden club lessons. In addition, I wrote four sets of math enrichment books – only one of which I have published digitally. I have also accumulated numerous resources during the last four years of graduate school for a degree in Environmental Education. Essays, papers, book chapters that I either have written or keep from other authors as inspiration. They can now all be stored in an organized fashion in my new desk!

Today, I celebrate being a writer. I have a brand new desk with brand new, empty, filing cabinets! I love how it looks and that I can gaze out the windows if I need a dose of nature while I am working!

How will my desk be used?

What is my intent for my desk? First and foremost, it is to claim a space for my own use. A place I can retreat to, a place to recharge, a place to contemplate life, reflect and creatively morph those reflections into something my growing audience will enjoy reading. My new desk is a place for me to write!  Since last February, I have written almost every day. My goal for the slice of life story challenge was passed yesterday as I accumulated more views for the month of March than I did last year.  In fact, this month I have more views on my blog than ever before! Thank you to each and every one of you who has visited! Most of my thanks go to my husband and boys who have all supported my writing habit over the last year. It was their encouragement that kept me going! It was at my husband’s insistence I buy the desk I wanted! I am ever so grateful! celebrating being a writer18I am a writer! This is something I have aspired to be for most of my life!  The arrival of my desk celebrates that accomplishment! (Now, I just can’t wait to decorate the rest of the room!)

I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by TwoWritingTeachers. This challenge involves blogging daily in the month of March, as well as commenting on the posts of other bloggers. It is my second year of participation. Thank you for the opportunity to connect with others through this supportive community!

8 Thoughts

  1. Ah, lovely post. Lovely desk too! Great to have ‘a room of one’s own’! I feel an affinity with you, as today I too decided I can safely refer to myself as a writer. There may be a post brewing – don’t you love that feeling? Well done for all you have accomplished.

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  2. Love the desk! Love the window with a view! Your post inspires me to figure out a way to reclaim my own writing space, which is mostly a storage room right now. A little cleaning, a little reorganizing, some curtains to block out the sun during the hot summer months, and it could be a nice space again. Isn’t it fun how those stats soar in March? Congrats on such a long streak of daily writing! You are most definitely a writer.

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    1. LOL. Your comments remind me of when I started to make jewelry…..I set a table in our walk-in closet, in the corner and was there for several years! I am grateful for the readership in March! I look forward to more writing in the future – using my desk! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I wish that there was a “love” button instead of just a “like” button! You are a writer and I am so glad that I’ve been able to follow you! You continue to inspire me!

    I am trying not to drool over your desk! This looks like a wonderful place to do a lot of writing!

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  4. Ahhh yes, I too believe it is all in the desk!
    This year I have set myself a similar goal to you. After not writing for the past 4 years, I have set myself the challenge of trying to write every day.
    In order to achieve this, I too purchased a new desk to go next to my own window in my own library in our new house. It is definitely helping me achieve my writing goal.
    My desk is an adjustable electronic standing/sitting desk. I love it.
    I love your desk- the Amish are so clever!

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