We own the vacant lot across the street from our house, which already has a detached garage on it. In a perfect world, we would love to renovate the garage, add onto it, and have the studio there. But there are these two things that no one ever has trouble with...time and money. Ha!
Also, in order to have the studio across the street from our house, major changes have to be made to the lot and the building. Zoning, state approval, building permits, etc.
I have one word, one thought:
The studio is small. It's low stress, which makes it incredibly fun. I actually make money right now. Why would I change any of that!?
We felt a little lost, but then I had a brilliant idea: use our master bedroom!
I know what you're thinking: "Whaaaa? That sounds terrible!"
BUT....it's not your ordinary master bedroom. The house was built in 1890, completely renovated in 2005. At the time, an enormous master suite was built on the back of the house, off a long hallway. It is huge (big enough for 10 Manduka Pros easy), completely disconnected from the rest of the house, great bathroom, huge walk-in closet for storing props, and get this: it's own outside door to the back patio!
It's insanely perfect. There are only a couple downsides such as the dogs (working on that one), moving our bedroom upstairs (we're not using those rooms anyway!), and losing closet space (I need to get rid of clothes...Marie Kondo where you at!?).
If I'm being brutally honest, I will say one thing: I never wanted to operate a studio out of my home...it felt like a defeat of some kind. I want it to be "professional" or "real."
But I realized, if I decide to push through now and make this thing "real," I will make no money, acquire debt, be majorly stressed, and generally overwhelmed. Sorry, but all that's not worth a walk-in closet. Our house is not typical and this back bedroom is not typical. It will be fabulous and I'm getting really excited.
Things can be awesome if you let go of the picture in your head and embrace what's in front of you.
Next month is dedicated to getting everything ready and we've got lots of fun ideas! I'll be sure to share details. Until then, we will enjoy our last bit of classes over at Yoga on Capitol Avenue. Don't get me wrong, I will definitely miss the garden, the room, and getting to hang with the parents in between classes.
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Thanks for reading if you made it this far--much love,