A few weeks ago I was browsing around the internet when I came across this post, a photo tour of the Southern Weddings home office. (Check it out!) I love the bright and airy blue walls, white furniture, and all the sweet feminine details. It seems like this would be such a refreshing and fun atmosphere to work in. I would love to work with a small group of women like that some day!
source: LaraCasey.comHmm hmm hmm :) Love dreaming about the future! But what I love even more is taking steps today to make those dreams happen. You see that beautiful workspace up there? That workspace didn't just show up - Lara Casey and her team had to create it. Now it's a space where they can work together to craft Southern Weddings Magazine.
Once upon a time, that shared office and the magazine would have been just a dream - but now they're a reality!
love chalkboards for pretty note taking // source: Karson Butler Events
What are you dreaming about? What project, what career, what ministry, what art… what would you like to do or create?
I was praying about Strong+Sweet this week, asking God to show me His heart for the blog and its purpose. During a quick prayer time, I felt a little nudge/reminder that the only thing that will keep this blog from fulfilling its purpose in encouraging people, is my own lack of faith about what it will be. God is fully on board but I need to be too.
That's why it's worth thinking about our workspaces. I don't want to write my dreams off as something small that might happen someday anymore. I want to invest my whole heart, soul, mind, and all of my strength into loving God and I know a huge part of that is by working hard at this blog and at encouraging people. Having a designated workspace can help us stay encouraged, organized, and productive in our work. Putting thought into our workspaces means putting thought into the work itself.
so much storage! love the green // source: TheInspiredRoom via BHG
So let's get onto that workspace-creating! We've got things to do! :) I think a good place to start is gathering inspiration. Throughout this post, you'll find a few workspaces that I am inspired by.
what a fun desk chair! //source: littlejunkshop on flickr
As always, I would love to hear from you! Tell me about your dream and about what you would love in an ideal workspace. Do you already have a workspace that works well for you?
Standing with you in faith today, friends. That dream is going to become a reality and the world will be blessed through your gift and your faithfulness in using it.