#2getherwearebetter: My Home Office
I must begin this post by reminding myself of that ever-meaningful adage, "Comparison is the thief of joy." When I look at all the other amazingly cute work spaces, so pristine and color-coordinated, I feel so disorganized and (honestly) a little jelly at how appealing my peers' work areas are. So I must remind myself that my home office space is a work in progress (and for that matter, I am too)! Literally...I'm in the middle of an office overhaul right now. That's one of my major summer projects. But here's my work so far... (I will not compare myself to others, I will not compare myself to others, I will not compare myself to others...LOL!)
So here's a sneak peek into my current situation...
The main attraction is my new desk area, created by two filing cabinets and a wooden door. I wish I had taken a "before" pic of the monstrosity of a desk that was there before. I had had it since I was a teenager, so it had a good run. But I definitely needed something fresh. As you can see from the current situation, it's a work in progress (as mentioned above) so I have a few finishing touches to add. The plan is to add these two little jewels I scored: a vinyl from Amazon that really speaks to me and a hanging photo line to display my new square pics from Shutterfly.
Another thing I'm pretty excited about is that I finally have a place to display all my beautiful Twilight things...books, audiobooks, memorabilia, teaching units...it's nice that it all has a centralized home now on my new black bookshelf.
(I just realized I've mentioned something Twilight in three of my last three blog posts...I need new material! LOL!)
Anyway, I am digging my new organizational stuff from Thirty-One too. That's another one of my side gigs, so you know I dig it when I can combine those loves together! My school supplies in the new Oh Snap! Bins...LOVE!
And my carousel is truly one of my all-time favorites too. IMHO, no desk is complete without one...why, yes I do have one on my desk at school too! In fact, my coteachers rag me about it, but guess where they come when they need cool pens??? Just kidding! Love you gals!
So I'm almost too embarrassed to show you this last one...but I'm all about being real, so here goes...this is a REAL hot mess! Clearly, I have work yet to be done! With that said, perhaps I shall do another post when I finish this decluttering project. (And in my defense, this became "the junk spot" during grad school and the "yard sale collection central", so I promise you don't have to report me to Hoarders!!!)