My primary writing space is in my room. I love natural lighting, and prefer my desk to be facing a window because I also get ready in the mornings at my desk. In my room, I go between my desk and my bed, my bed being the option for when I want to be a little bit more comfy. My TV usually sits on a bookcase next to my desk, and I will occasionally write to the TV show Friends, if I'm doing something that doesn't require my absolute attention. I like having a cleared off desk when I write, but with the materials I'm using — a printed out prompt, my texts, and my notebook easily accessible. If my desk has makeup products or my brushes on it from that morning, I have to tidy before I write, even if I should just start writing. Being crunched for time does not impact the fact that I work best in a tidy space.
Because I take 17 credit hours, work 20-30 hours, and am involved in a couple clubs, I tend to be on-campus for long hours. Other writing spaces include Arrow Coffee Co., Starbucks, the Bluemont Hall courtyard, the K-State Union, Hale Library, or the checker stand at Derby Dining Center (if I happen to be checking that day at work). I have a mobile writing habitat because of time—simply I cram writing in my schedule where I can get it to fit, and write wherever I may be at the time. I sometimes struggle being productive when I go home because it is so easy to get distracted instead of doing any kind of writing. It's easier to get work done in places other than my living space.
My bedroom has two windows on one wall. The one on which my desk sits under has a plant on the windowsill, some mirrors, and my makeup brushes. I keep post-it notes handy for notes, to-do lists, and ideas. Beside my bed, the other window has more plants, candles, a picture of my mom and me, and my polaroid camera. The main lighting in my room is the candles, my bedside table lamp, daylight, and string lights I have hanging. I choose to have these objects surrounding me because they all calm me in some way. I have a love of plants (though I accidentally kill them sometimes, but I mean well) and having lit candles when I'm writing puts me in an element.