Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Sunday, October 12, 2008

How I Got the Writing Chair

Tracy thought I should post about how I got my writing chair. Short version: found it on craigslist for $20, drove to Orem, and bought it.

Long version: Last summer at one of our Loafer Ladies Writing Club meetings, Suzette asked us all to describe our ideal writing spot. I said mine would be in one the rooms on our top floor. They are attic rooms, and the ceilings are sloped. I love the cozy cabin feel. I said that as soon as I could kick one of the boys out of their bedroom, I'd turn it into my writing room. Well, we did some bedroom rearranging before Xander was born, and one of the rooms became Tracy's office. My friend (and fellow Loafer Lady) Wendy pointed out that the room was big enough for him to share it with me. So, I claimed half of the office for myself. I wanted to get a comfy chair for writing in, but at the time, it just didn't seem worth spending money on. Besides, I was about to have a baby.

Fast forward to this past summer. Tracy and I had a conversation about what was stopping us from going after our dreams. Fear and self-doubt topped the list. We both decided that we shouldn't let fear stop us. I decided I was going to really dedicate myself to my writing, and that meant it was time to get the comfy chair. So, I did! It sits between the two desks in the office, where I have a lovely view of Mt. Loafer out the window. I love it, though sometimes, I have to admit, the writing chair is just a little bit too comfy! Now, nothing is stopping me from going after my dreams.

So, what's stopping you???

3 comments:

Linz said...

I am so proud of you for following your dreams! You are an inspiration to me and to all!!

tiff said...

i agree with linz 100% i took black and whit pictuers of boulder city about a week ago. didnt find to many fun pictuers however i took 2 rolls of film worth yes 48 pictures. i will get them devloped this week so hopefully i will have them back before you leave

Nisa said...

Umm... Potty training, sleep training and all around training of small children... But someday!!

I'm glad you're writing and I'm really glad you got your comfy chair! ;)