#365daysofselfcare DAY 22 // MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE
Ever since ooh forever I've dreamed about having my own creative space: you know, a "room of one's own" studio kinda thing.
I always believed this was something I might be able to reward myself with later in life, once I was finally "successful". We live in a two up two down , so I thought I'd have wait to until we were rich enough to buy a house with more rooms. And I told myself I had to "make it" in my chosen career (whatever the eff that's going to be!) first; then I would have "earned the right" to take time out and go to college and learn how art PROPERLY. Then (and only then) could I have some space of my own to play in.
Over the last few weeks of #the100dayproject I've come to realise that such thinking is actually a big old pile of steamy slugpoo. I don't need to wait - I can have my space NOW. No, we don't have a spare room, but we made a spare corner. I don't have an art degree, but I can still muck around and make stuff. And I certainly don't need to meet any conditions of worth (in my case a "proper job" and "professional success") before I can get on and do the things I want to.
If this resonates at all - the same goes for you, y'know. You don't need to wait to live your dreams. With a bit of creative thinking - and a personal permission slip - you can start making them happen now. Promise.
Called the River House, this gorgeous art space is part of the sprawling personal property owned by attorneys Sidney D. Torres III and Roberta Burns in St. Bernard Parish. The River House's show-stopper is the #circular#stairwell -- a sculptural wooden spine that #curves up three floors to a widow's walk offering a panoramic view of the river batture. Photo by @cgranger for @nolanews ⠀