My Real Life

May 14, 2013

My Space

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

Not, “My Space” the old and probably defunct social media website.

I mean my actual space.

My writing space.

My new writing space.

I have a beautiful roll top desk that used to be my Dad’s.

However, it’s right smack dab in the living room and the traffic through the living room is constant in a house with four children.

And, even if there is no one there, it’s not really very inspiring to be facing the wall.

It’s just not.

And, so, and idea blossomed a few months ago, to take a small piece of the office, (which was Real Man’s domain since we moved in) and turn it into a writing space for me.

I needed a desk or table, as the roll top was too big for the space and would cover half of the window I was planning on using.

I needed to clear out that area, because, as you remember, clearing out the office is one of the things on my 20 Wishes for 2013 list.

It’s occupied a lot of my mind over the past few months, even though I wasn’t making any progress toward that end.

Then, on Thursday, I was picking Tiny up from his babysitters and she mentioned that they were having a garage sale on Saturday.

It’s a huge, neighborhood-wide thing.

I said I’d need to get over there because I was looking for a small desk and explained my writing space.

She said, “Wait…come with me,” and took me into the garage and showed me a desk that they were planning on selling.

Small, wooden, well-loved.


I offered to buy it and she offered to give it to me.

I loaded it in the truck, brought it home and it fit perfectly.

Maybe one day I’ll refinish it or paint it or do something with it, but for now, I could care less about it’s appearance.

Because it is just what I was looking for.

I can’t tell you the amount of time I have spent at this table.

Maybe it’s because it’s new and it will wear off, but right now, I. Am. Inspired.

And sometimes…that’s all you need.



  1. Looks perfect!

    Comment by Stacey Maisch — May 14, 2013 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  2. What a great view. Perfect for writing–pretty, but not too distracting. I’m very jealous, but in a good way.

    Comment by Jen Anderson — May 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! I am absolutely loving it!

      Comment by Amy — May 14, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

  3. I love it. I need to find a writing space (she types from a laptop on her bed).

    Comment by anna — May 14, 2013 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

    • 🙂 Laptop on bed has always been a writing spot of mine!

      Comment by Amy — May 14, 2013 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

  4. It’s a beautiful table and a lovely view.

    Comment by Suburban Snapshots — May 14, 2013 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

    • Thank you!

      Comment by Amy — May 17, 2013 @ 6:38 am | Reply

  5. This reminds me of the poem Monday by Billy Collins

    Comment by James — May 17, 2013 @ 5:17 am | Reply

    • I love this! Thank you!

      Comment by Amy — May 17, 2013 @ 6:37 am | Reply

  6. That’s awesome!! I think it looks great, no need to refinish it (but we haven’t seen the rest of the desk)

    Comment by myliladventures — May 26, 2013 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

    • Oh, it could use a sand-down and a coat of varnish. But that’s a project for another day! 🙂

      Comment by Amy — May 29, 2013 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

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