Comfort spurred cteativity

comfoek we’re talking clothes. I tend to dress for comfort now. I wear jeans and t-shirts. Don’t get me wrong I wear dresses and skirts but not while writing. If I write on a Sunday, which doesn’t happen often because that’s a day spent with family in between two church services, I’ll change out of my church clothes before I write.


Most of my writing happens late at night. I wrote Love Overcomes while sitting cross-legged in bed with my blankets arranged around me like a nest. That got me in the habit of writing in comfort. The story was written in 30 days. I was so happy with it. It felt like being surrounded by comfort spurred my creativity.


I now write either from my dining room table or my bedroom. Even thought the dining room is the warmest room in the house I am still always cold. I often have arm warmers, a thin long sleeved shirt, a t-shirt, and a shawl or scarf.

However when I go to an event I dress up. For my first reading I bought a new black dress with bell sleeves, because I knew I would be talking with kids and suspected that I would be sitting low I wore leggings under it. Good thing I did too because I Sat on the steps while I read.


I recently started sewing so I am getting into making my own clothes which means I get to decide what fabric and style I can make. I have Christmas material set aside to make a skirt for next December. I get to be as creative with my clothes as I am with my writing so by this time next year I am certain that my wardrobe will change.


Do you dress   for comfort or style?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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7 Responses to Comfort spurred cteativity

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I love to make my own clothes too, but don’t have the time to do so as often as I’d like. I dress up to teach or perform, but other than that, comfort and warmth is most important.

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    I definitely dress for comfort. And the older I get, the more concerned I am with comfort … and less concerned about whatever people perceive as “style.”
    When I was younger, I could sit cross-legged — on the floor or wherever — though those days a long gone. I can’t even put my legs in that position anymore… much less leave them that way for any period of time.
    One of the things I’m so grateful for is that the house we built finally gave me my own study. I had to wait 57 years for my own (home) study, however. [Thankfully, I had an office at my employment for some 30 of those previous years.]

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  3. I seem to have lost a day this week,Angie, and almost by-passed you!
    I, too, get cold, especially when I am just sitting writing.Sometimes it sneaks up on me and by the time I realize I have been chilled, I find it hard to get warm.I have a fleecy blanket that converts into a wrap that does down past my knees, zips to my chest and has snaps that make dolman sleeves…it warms me up quite a bit.
    As with Jeff, my crossed-legs days are behind me!

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  4. Joselyn says:

    I love the idea of making my own clothes. Then I could do the patterns and styles I prefer. I’ve found a simple max skirt pattern and that turns out pretty well. So many other things never turn out quite right for me. I should probably pay attention to the markings more carefully. Hope your projects turn out well.

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