In My Happy Place (Writing 101, Day 6)

When it’s time to write, I like to be alone.  Crowded locations, even trendy coffee shops, are a definite no.  I used to bury myself in the basement of my university’s library.  Something about being surrounded by books helped me find my words.

These days, writing usually happens in my bedroom.  This summer, I got rid of the tiny desk that served me throughout childhood and upgraded to something I can actually USE.  I’m sitting here now, actually.  See the white chair in the photo below?  Picture me there, typing away on my laptop.

My bedroom is my happy place.  It’s the only place I can truly be alone.  I can hear noises from other parts of the house, but they can’t reach me here.  Not in my happy place.

I’m the type of person who likes to be cozy.  Part of this means lots of bookshelves, warm sweaters, and patterned socks.  Part of this also means surrounding myself with objects laden with memories.  Almost everything in the photo of my desk has meaning.  The bulletin board is covered with postcards, photos, and notes, each bearing its own story.  If you were here, I could tell you each one.  The wire hanging spelling my name was a gift from a co-worker during my camp counseling days.  Even the tiny objects bring back memories–rubber ducks given to me by a favorite roommate, a carved elephant a friend brought back from Africa, a plaque with a Bible verse given to me when I graduated high school.

When I’m cozy, I’m comfortable.  When I’m comfortable, words flow.

 This post is inspired by an assignment for the Blogging University class Writing 101: Finding Everyday Inspiration.

P.S. Part of today’s assignment included generating polls/contact forms to generate ideas for future posts.  I opted for the contact form.  If you have a topic or area you’d like to see me write about, you can find the new “Contact Me” page under my “About” heading.  Or you can email me at  OR you can do things the simple way and leave a comment.  Cheers!

7 thoughts on “In My Happy Place (Writing 101, Day 6)

  1. jessplainsong September 14, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    We have the same approach to our desks! I too have an ageing iMac and a MacBook Pro that sits in front of the iMac. We are sad, sad people. But you’ve inspired me to take a photo of my new study with its city glimpses! It’s my new happy place.

    • Amelia September 15, 2015 / 7:35 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one with a super old iMac. Mine used to be my mom’s, but she discarded it when all the software became outdated. You can barely get on the internet anymore! I use it primarily for backing up my laptop and watching movies. I’m jealous that your study has views of the city. It sounds lovely!

  2. rosemawrites September 15, 2015 / 1:57 am

    Wow, I love your words and your photo. You space seems a happy place indeed.

    By the way, I am in Writing 101, too! 🙂

    • Amelia September 15, 2015 / 7:36 am

      Thanks! It’s always great to meet a fellow Blogging U student, so hello! 🙂

      • rosemawrites September 15, 2015 / 10:34 pm

        That’s true, Amelia! 🙂

  3. writenlive September 17, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Your happy place is lovely and so is your bulletin board 🙂

    • Amelia September 17, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you!! I’m glad you like it! 🙂

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