Over the summer, we have been drastically rearranging our home. This has allowed me to finally claim a space as “my own”. While this is not the impressive rooms that many have, it is the best that I can do in a small house with a wife and 3 kids. Before, it was always frustrating, since I had to get all of my stuff out and be sure to put it all away before the little ones woke up and destroyed everything. It always seemed like this effectively wasted at least 20 minutes of time, and often discouraged me from starting at all.
Now (with the help of a bike lock to secure the doors), I can leave my stuff out mid-project. I am hoping that this translates into more painting and hobby time.