I watched a Youtube video this evening where two girls were talking about the things we take for granted in life. Things like how we get to make calls, lift up a piece of plastic and call the other side of the world. Or how we can get on a plane and while complaining about lack of wifi actually get skyrocketed to another place.
Thing I have taken for granted in the past? Living rooms.
The ability to wake up in the morning, get out of bed and move to another space within your house or apartment.
As someone who has moved about 7 times in the past 5 years and planning her next move... I have come to realize how much of an impact your living space can have on you. I've lived in places I loved from day one and felt at home. I've had a place where I didn't feel safe, didn't unpack and kept my boxes of stuff up against the door at nights. I've had a place that I should have loved but just never felt home at and never really settled at (it was a sublet after all).
And now, my current place? Well, I am not happy with it.
I have a room to myself and I have two flatmates. The issue is that we have no common space; no living room, not even enough space in the kitchen for a table and some chairs. This means the only place to be is in your room.
And when that room is where you do everything? Well, those things start to get mixed. They say even reading in bed is not great if you want to sleep well, as you should only associate your bed with sleeping. Uhm, I associate my desk and chair with eating, reading, studying, working, relaxing, Netflixing and procrastinating. That makes it really hard to switch from one to the other and put my focus on to the different things I want to do...
I am looking forward to the day that I get to wake up and leave the bedroom behind. Move on to my "productive space" and only come near the bed when its nighttime. That for me is #goals. Seriously, the liberating magic of having a separate room.
Ps. I did not feel like writing today, with 200words at the back of my head all day. Eh, I've only written once its not like I will lose an awesome strike. Yeah but I've ONLY written once, I can't already break it. I really shouldn't! At first, I was really just bullshitting and writing for the sake of it but somehow I made a connection to something I had watched earlier and all of a sudden there was a click and I could actually just write instead of forcing it!