Have you ever wondered where I record all of my episodes for The Happy Hour? Well, if the answer is yes, keep reading. If the answer is no, then never mind, and no need to read anymore!
When I first began my career in podcasting and writing my recording studio and writing space was my kitchen table. You are going to think I’m lying when I tell you what I’m about to say to you, but when I recorded my first podcast interview, I used my apple headphones that came with my phone. No lie. There was no professional microphone, no professional studio; I just used what I had. I sat down at my kitchen table, put my headphones in, called my girl on Skype, and hit record.
After I graduated from my kitchen table, I moved up to a cloffice – that’s a closet/office. I got away from my kitchen table when we moved to the house we are in now. My father-in-law updated a cedar closet to my office. I wrote my entire first book proposal in that office. I recorded podcasts in that cloffice. I wrote chapters for my book, If You Only Knew, in that cloffice.
Then we did a bit of remodeling in our upstairs, and my cloffice turned in to part of a bedroom and all of a sudden I needed a real office. One thing I knew was that I couldn’t put my office in my bedroom. I’ve done that before, and it’s incredibly difficult to keep work and personal life separate. So, we looked into a tiny house, and this became my office:
I’ve been working out of this office for about a year and a half now and what a blessing it has been to my writing and podcasting career. I currently do all my podcast interviews in person and have a space to write and escape that is separate from my family life. As thankful as I am for this space, I know that so many of you out there are just working from wherever you can find the space and let me tell you something – that is okay! You don’t need an office or a tiny house to accomplish your goals. Working with what you have is part of the process.
You, my friend, can still be creative, innovative, and start a business around your kitchen table. Don’t believe the lie that you need your own space, your own office, or your own tiny home before you can do something meaningful. I’ve been blogging since 2005, podcasting since 2014, and writing since 2016, so I spent many years around my kitchen table before I had this tiny home office.
You can do this! Chase those dreams and find your passion no matter what your office space looks like!
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