Day 65: My Writing Haven

I am back in my writing haven.  I cannot begin to tell you just how much joy this tiny room brings me.  Right now, the wind is howling and it’s cloudy and cold.  It’s warm in here and I have this wonderful candle burning called Winter.  It and Candeo’s Winter Lodge are my favorites during this time of year.  Of course, I love anything that’s patchouli-scented and add in a little jasmine and I’m in heaven.  I just love candles and scents.  There’s one that is lavender and cedarwood that also makes me very happy.  I use candles to intensify my moods.  If it were warm and rainy, I’d be burning Candeo’s Rain Water or Medieval Garden.  On a beautiful, bright spring day, I’d have a honeysuckle/jasmine candle lit.  A certain scent can take me back so many years to a specific place in time and make the memory so much more intense and real.  Anyway…I have some ROW “work” to do in order to prepare for next Saturday’s ZOOM retreat so I’ll be holed up in here for a good part of the day.  I have some organizing of papers and spaces to handle as well as hanging my new shimmering star lights.  I have decided where I’ll put them so that they enhance my current light display but not overwhelm it.  LED lights are the best!  I think that if these stars are as cool as they looked in the pictures, I’ll be done with my light show…until I see another string of lights that catches my fancy.  My main goal today is to get my ROW work done, punch and organize other paperwork for ROW and SWW, clear a space where I can actually write on top of the table rather than on top of books or notebooks, hang my stars, and just enjoy my little haven.  As I’ve said before, it really adds to my motivation to have a room that I can come to that I love and enjoy being in to write.  It’s a magical room for me.  And we can all use a little magic in our writing lives.  I even hung my magic wand so that it appears to be floating at an angle.  After I get my stars up and some of the clutter cleared away, I’ll share a photo in one of my posts.  Well, I really didn’t have much to say today except to express my joy.  It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster week and now that I have the all clear from my cardiovascular surgeon after the test on Wednesday, I am ready to let that joy just wash over me!  I hope that you have an amazing, joy-filled day!

“Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to life.” ~ Wess Stafford

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in Irving, TX with my husband, 3 dogs, and 5 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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