Remember when I whimsified my workplace? Turns out, that didn’t cut it. First off, the little post-it flags kept blocking the menu bar from my view. Second, it just wasn’t enough. Last week I was sitting at my desk, where I spend the better part of my eight hour work day, and realized it said absolutely nothing of my personality. There was not a single thing on my desk that delighted me. So I decided to fix it right there and then. I ran around downtown Knoxville over my lunch break in my not-quite-worn-in gladiator sandals, giving myself blisters in the name of whimsy. I bought a vintage tablecloth from the thrift shop. I got a great calendar from Yee-Haw Industries. I bought cigar boxes for $1 from the cigar store to store my various sundry office supplies. I ran home and got a few figurines. I now LOVE coming to work. No joke. I’m not sure how long this honeymoon period with my desk is going to last, but I can say it’s worth it to make just a little effort to make your work space somewhere you actually want to be.
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