A Room of One’s Own

Felicia's current outdoor work station.

Felicia’s current outdoor work station.

Luke and I signed a lease for a two bedroom apartment just outside downtown where we will be surrounded by cafes, bars with live music, parks, local shops and restaurants, etc. While it is exciting to be living in my own place again, it is even more exciting that there is a spare bedroom for creativity. We agreed on a two bedroom apartment so we would have room to work on our crafts, music and (of course) writing. Our landlord likes us so much that she allowed us to choose the paint in the spare. After much debating, Luke and I settled on a lighter green and gray for inspiration and light.

Luke playing the piano at Heid Music.

Luke playing the piano at Heid Music.

October feels like the longest month since we’ve signed our lease, and we are anxious to finally have our own space to create art together. I mentioned some time ago about a music/storytelling endeavor and I’m please to say that our first project is nearly completed. We will share a part of it as soon as we get settled in and can finish up a few last bits.

On Craigslist we discovered that there are plenty of crazy people getting rid of their working pianos for FREE as long as we figure out how to move it ourselves. So another item on our to-do list is getting one of those babies in the house as soon as we are settled in!

As if this isn’t exciting enough, the apartment is the lower half of a house, which means we have a basement, porch, garage, and a nice yard all for the price of a single bedroom that usually doesn’t include any of those amenities. One aspect of the house that turned most people away is the railroad track that runs along the side of the house, but if anyone out there knows my boyfriend and his love for creepy things, the railroad track instantly excited him. I swear he was ready to say “Yes” the moment we stepped out of the car!

Photo courtesy of www.etsy.com.

Photo courtesy of www.etsy.com.

This writer finally has her own house (kind of), but most importantly:  A ROOM OF HER OWN!

 

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