Could I be anticipating spring any more? No, I could not. February is the coldest month and it’s always the time when I feel like I’ve been activating my Warming Plan forever. Boots and knee socks every day just wear on the soul, even if my socks are fun Juno style ones. The thing is, even a negative situation has a positive side. One good thing about it being brutal out is that I have a lot of work to do, so I’m not missing outside time. I am in revision mode. And I’m enjoying quality time in my workspace.

I’m always interested to see other authors’ offices. Everyone has such different ways of working. Some offices are inspirational. Some make me want to bust in and organize everything. Some authors don’t have a whole office, more like an area where they work at home. I belong to this group. Calling my workspace a “home office” would be a stretch. I mean, I have a new desk and file cabinets and my sexy iMac. And I’m feeling so much better with my new chair. Talk about lumbar support! But everything is crammed into like four square feet. This is the main part of my workspace:

Susane Colasanti's workspace

There are lots of changes I want to make, all of which require a larger apartment. I want to be facing a window while I work. With an awesome view. Maybe even a window box for flowers. My goal is to have an actual home office that’s a separate room from the rest of my place, instead of a desk against the living room wall. More importantly, I want to stay in my neighborhood, so the new apartment will probably have to wait. The West Village has excellent energy, but crazy expensive real estate prices. There’s this whole long story about me searching for a bigger place recently that I won’t bore you with. I was waiting to get my new desk and chair and everything until I moved into my new place. But then I was like, What am I waiting for? My life is happening now! So I decided to go ahead and create a better workspace. Even though it’s not ideal, I’m so happy that I did. It’s comfortable and it works. And yes, that is a Dunder Mifflin mousepad.

Living in the Now is the key to happiness. So instead of focusing on what I don’t have, I’m working on appreciating the things that I do. Creative visualization is a continuous process. I’ve put my goals out into the Universe and I’m working toward achieving them every day. That’s the best we can do, right?