A Room with a View

bench in naturePhoto – Michaela Kobyakov

If you’ve been reading Crayon Writer for a while, you probably know that it’s not super-easy for me to stick to one plan of action for long. I like variety, though I do like to work on short projects for hours on end.

But one thing that never seems to change for me is the need to have pretty scenery around me. I need to work in a room with a view.

This came up recently because I considered moving to a new apartment. I like mine, but I could use more space so my daughter can have her own playroom, or so I can have a separate office (or both). My apartment complex has amazingly large floor plans, and I was all set to move on up to a larger place.

But I realized that though bigger, the other available apartments don’t have the view I currently enjoy. When I look out my window I see greenery and parts of the beautiful desert. I get wonderful animal visitors too. I’ve seen Gambel’s Quail and their babies, rabbits, different lizard species, hummingbirds, all kinds of birds (I’m a bird watcher), and a gopher snake once. I’ve even seen a bobcat with her cubs/kittens walk across my porch.

Occasionally a neighborhood kid uses my “backyard” for a passageway, but overall I find the beauty to be calming. Sure, a bigger place has its advantages, but if I have to stare at a brick wall or a sidewalk or a parking lot all day, I doubt that my mood would be as serene.

What about you? Do you prefer a certain background for your life?


8 Responses to “A Room with a View”

  1. i love to admire the greenery..when i am disturbed i just watch through my window and forget every thing..its so very nice

  2. The worst thing about where I live now is that I don’t have a as I work at my kitchen sink. Since I seem to spend huge amounts of time at that countertop staring at a blank wall, this is a major drawback to my current living space. It’s vital to have a view. Especially if you can’t physically get to a change of scenery.
    So, amen sister! Stay in your smaller yet better situated place.

  3. Jenny says:

    Well.. i am for the bigger space without a view. I think it is more important to have space in your home, for your kids to have very well determined space: for sleeping, studying, playing etc.

  4. Mia says:

    After reading the title of your post I immediately thought about the movie. I have to admit that a nice view can be inspiring :)

  5. Sam says:

    I wish that my apartment had a view of the mountains, but if I did have a good view I couldn’t work in that room. If there was a view of the mountains in front of my desk, I would probably end up spending all my time out there and wouldn’t get much done.

  6. CFD Trade says:

    I may not prefer a certain background. But I certain prefer a certain sound. When I hear the leaves of the trees or the crickets at night…it is just so calming.

  7. Thats looks just so beautiful :) ) Certainly I would prefer a background…

  8. My view is the rooftops of my village which is neither pretty or inspiring.