All of that was reverie, for in reality, I am the type of person who likes to pick up and work in a different location from day to day. At home, I'll set up shop in the dining room, in bed, on the living room sofa, or even from my bedroom closet - but rarely ever in my office. Over the years, my office has functioned as a dumping ground for piles of papers, books, and other orphan items, and it's a space that I rarely occupy.
So I'm giving up on the notion that I need to have one static space for myself. I don't. I've made great efforts this year to let go of things I don't use, and the room is just one of those things.
I thought for a while on how to make this space work, and realized that it could make for a great flexible space. I'm calling it the flex room. A gallery for my husband's art. A meeting space. A dining room for larger parties. Complete with a gallery wall and streamlined storage for home office needs.
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own