I worked with a life coach for about 8 months starting in October of 2008. One of the first goals I declared I wanted to accomplish was creating a space for me to be able to craft, play violin, read, draw/paint/write, whatever. A space that was just mine, a sacred space.
There was a dark, underused dry-bar area in my basement that I dreamed of turning into a walk in closet so that I could put all of my clothes in one closet (instead of the three that they are currently housed in). That dream never turned into a reality, so when I started brainstorming where I could create a space for myself, that came to mind.
My coach introduced me to the idea of micromovements. So I created micromovement wheels with tiny tasks which allowed me to feel like I was actually making progress.
Once I got the space cleared, there was flooring to install, walls/cabinets/bookcases to paint, new walls and lighting to put up. It was a pretty big project that I accomplished mostly on my own.
It was totally worth it though. I call it S4 (Sarita’s sacred studio/salon). My son calls it my secret compartment and thinks it’s magical when he gets to hang out in there with me.
Here are a couple of pictures of the almost final project. I would show you one from it today, but I am in the midst of painting one wall in magnetic/chalkboard paint, so it’s a bit of another work in progress.