Could this be my perfect workspace?

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If there is one thing I have discovered or rather, confirmed lately is that to function with clarity and focus my brain needs white space, lots of it.

This is rather odd as I am far from being a minimalist. I try. I declutter regularly, rage at the amount of rubbish I surround myself with, I feel satisfied and then I do it all over again…

I mentioned before that our extension was finally finished (I’ll ignore all the bitty things still waiting to be done) and a couple of months ago I was finally able to arrange my office in it, which was a big change from “the corner in the kitchen”.

But it wasn’t until two weeks ago that I have finally achieved what I have always wanted. Here it is, a clear desk and space to put away my various notebooks and stationery at the end of the day.

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I have only left on my desk a couple of things that inspire me and have sentimental value like a picture of my grandmother, sister and I circa 1982/83. It reminds me of beautiful warm summer holidays in the family home. I also have a fabulous quote found in C’s late uncle’s chest of drawers (you can only see the edge) saying “Silence! Genius at work”, obviously.

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And an Easter bunny and Bell that my mum gave me a couple of years ago

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As you can see, white space there is and I have all intentions for it to remain as it is.