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Workshops and lack of space

Last week I started writing a post to clarify some of the things I mentioned in my last post, especially around giving up your dreams. However, everything I wrote sounded hollow.

Let me simply say this: I’m not advocating giving up on your dreams, I’m just saying we need to be realistic. If your dream is to be an astronaut, but you spend your days on the sofa, watching documentaries about space… Well, that isn’t going to happen, is it? Get out there, find how you need to train, etc. And if it turns out that you can’t become an astronaut because you’re too short, or some other thing about yourself that you can’t change, then move on.

If you want to make your dream come true, you’ll need to work hard for it, or let it go, that’s all I’m saying.

Last week I went out. Twice. I drank a lot, unfortunately. What this has meant is that I’ve spent my weekend being lazy, tired and completely drained of energy and emotionally. I was doing so well… I was controlling myself lately: just a couple of drinks, no drama, no hangovers. Last week I went crazy, and then I regret it. I’m thinking I’m going to cut down on drinking again. I was doing so well… I guess I’ll do another month with no alcohol! I hope I can manage… Last time I did this was during the pre-Christmas season, and that was difficult (I didn’t make it, unfortunately) so it would be interesting to see if I can do it this time.

It’s OK though, let’s not think about it for now.

I’ve seen some studios for rent. I know, I’m always starting new things and I’m a bit like a puppy, big eyes whenever I see something I can play with… I’ve seen one place where they have a dark room, which is free if you rent a studio, and have some usage fees if you don’t. I have no clue what these fees are.

Since I moved to this new place, I feel that I don’t have space. The only room big enough is the living room, and the TV is there, so I don’t feel like doing anything else. My room is packed with my bed and desk (yup, I have a massive desk) so there’s not space in there either. If I’m going to do something “quiet”, I sit on my bed, which makes me feel even lazier.

So, I’ve been thinking it would be great to have a workshop somewhere. However, we go back to the usual issue: money. Sure, you can rent a studio from as little as £25 p/w, but that’s “from” and it’s already £100 a month, so that’s probably not an option.

Maybe I should focus first on doing the stuff I want to, and then think about studios and so on.

Do you have any space around dedicated to your hobbies exclusively? Where do you “work”? I would love to get your inspiration on this!