The Perfect Surroundings That Inspire And Nurture Your Creativity And Joy

What Frees And Inspires You To Create?

Barb Ann Johnson
2 min readFeb 16, 2022


Color photo of the inside of a pristine beach house; freshly made quilted covered bed, sun shining outside.
Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

The environment in which we live, breathe and make our homes is vital to our health and wholeness. I often think of their importance as I see the accumulation of many unnecessary things in my home. The care and upkeep of these things steals the satisfaction I once had at first possession.

I’ve grown into a different person with different needs. These days I prefer a minimalist — to bare bones lifestyle and daily attempt to get rid of a few things. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as I thought it would be.

Yet, it’s my daily attempt

The image and goal that I have in mind is to make my home like a hotel room or suite. Most of us are comfortable in hotels and feel at our very best in a nice, clean, organized and luxurious environment that hotels often provide.

When I think of a favorite hotel in which I’ve stayed, it’s at a particular writer’s conference location on a beach. I’ve stayed in my share of hotels, but this is by far the one I could hold up in for the duration if need be.

The well-kept, uncluttered rooms, beach, salt water and tranquility — I could definitely live and thrive in that environment.

Thank you for reading,

Barb Ann

**This post was inspired by Trista Signe Ainsworth

Trista’s article below, reminded me of when I am happiest and accomplish some of my best creative work.

If you enjoy my articles, personal stories and free verse, please share them. Subscribe to receive them in your inbox. Use my link to become a member and have unlimited access to all of Medium’s content. You can also support me on Ko-fi.



Barb Ann Johnson

Alaskan, who used Bee Venom Therapy to keep MS symptoms under control. Become a Medium member — Read Anytime — (affiliate links)