About Doors

closet doorOne door closes, another opens – or sometimes it’s a window. I’m the type to open and close them instead of waiting for some karmic event to squeak the hinges. Sometimes I’ve had more than one door or window propped open and have been reprimanded for being scattered with too many projects in pfront door-flower potsrocess at a time. However, I’ve been blogging since 2009 so the family events; of two weddings, two funerals, three new homes, and three new grandbabies, are recorded in the posts that also include publishing two books, lots of traveling, a new dog, plus a variety of conferences and writerly business events.

It’s now the first anniversary since I held the author copies of my novel in my hands. Only one year?  It’s two years since it was published in digital but now books get autographed and placed in readers hands! It’s pretty awesome and those years while life was whirling through all those open doors and windows is now research. Plus, we have new doors!

kit doors 002We have new kitchen cabinet doors, knotty pine interior doors, and a lovely new main entrance.  Feng Shui recommends making small shifts to our décor so the chi energy changes its flow gently through our new living or working space, or we can become scattered. But this hasn’t happened for me because I was thrilled to relax and admire all the new doors and décor while working on a strategic plan for my author business.

cabin 002Sometimes doors need to be replaced or re-purposed, like my office door. This door was painted by a teen daughter. Now that full door picture of grass, butterflies and sunshine is the stand-up craft table in my “writing studio” cabin. It rests on two bookcases and I can stand and write while having all type of reference materials spread within easy reach. Having this cabin in the woods behind my home is pretty awesome though it wasn’t built for my use, or as a studio. The hinges don’t squeak when I open the door, which is daily now, and makes me feel settled.

Currently Reading: Wool by Hugh Howey (at the midpoint and it’s amazing.)

Recently viewed: Bridge of Spies (Excellent!)

About Terri Patrick
Writer of Romance and Memoir. Life is an adventure, take that journey.

4 Responses to About Doors

  1. Rose L. says:

    I remember someone once saying WHEN A DOOR CLOSES, OPEN A WINDOW. I never really understood what it meant back when young, but now to me is saying when you encounter a roadblock, or difficulty, or whatever, seek another way to go about your goal.
    Nice kitchen!

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  2. Barb says:

    Lovely office. May doors continue to open for you. And may you fearlessly walk through, my sister.

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  3. Trish says:

    Many doors are opening for you! Hurray!!

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  4. Hi, I found your blog on Jenny Lawson’s site. I LOVE this line: “I’m the type to open and close them instead of waiting for some karmic event to squeak the hinges.” What a great attitude to have. Anyway, I’ll check out your blog. I’ve recently started one of my own. I’m also in the very early stages of writing a memoir. That’s how I found Jenny Lawson, I read her first book and instantly loved her! I look forward to reading more of your writing. Thanks for sharing!

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