It doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago that I ended up on the Paperclipping Roundtable talking about organization – or should I say, a complete and total lack thereof – and, of course, tripping all over my words because, at least at that point, I had absolutely no idea what I really wanted.
And then less than a month later, I found out that I was pregnant.
There was never really a point where I was in love with my little 8ft. x 10ft. room that was supposed to be a bedroom, but I also never imagined losing it. I was never really planning on having a baby – not because I didn’t want one. It was actually something more along the lines of because I didn’t think I’d ever be able to have one, but I digress. That’s, no doubt, a story for another day. The Paperclipping Roundtable episode came and went, my pregnancy progressed uneventfully, and I found myself cleaning out my room to make space for the little guy.
I also found myself getting lazier as was evident by this somewhat tongue-in-cheek post that I wrote as I questioned whether or not cleaning up was really necessary at that point.
I started working on operation downsize not too long after I had my ultrasound – basically, when I found out that the little guy was indeed a little guy and that I had been right all along. Lol… My husband insisted that I started entirely too early, but that’s just my Type A personality.
I took my time cleaning out my studio and creating a space for the little guy – and you know what? I loved every minute of getting ready for him, but as I wrapped up that project, I still longed for a space to call my own.
Initially, I tried setting up a workspace in our unfinished living room. Needless to say, that didn’t work out all that well and I started asking my husband what other options we had to give me some space to spread out. We talked about finishing the basement or redoing the enclosed porch.
Ultimately, we decided that redoing the enclosed porch was the better of the two options. It was a huge, open space that could grow with us and would be a great multipurpose room until we finished the downstairs.
And that, my friends, is how the studio project came to be and how I ended up with the two things that I wanted more than anything else in the world – the little guy and a studio.
If you’re interested in following this project from start to finish, you can follow my blog and keep an eye out for posts tagged “the evolution of my studio” or you can like The Keeper of the Memories on Facebook.
Thanks so much for visiting and happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!