A few weeks ago, I blogged about my home office re-do. Started by purging everything — even furniture — from the room and rearranged and reorganized to create a more functional and less cluttered environment.
One of the biggest changes was moving my desk (a large former drafting table) on an angle looking out the window. I now have a view of the outside world when sitting at my desk (which, these days, means I’m mostly looking at huge piles of snow).
Several of my favorite Asian pieces were brought in including three chests and two peasant prints. (My family lived in Asia when I was a teenager and my parents, siblings and I each have a few of these colorful prints in our homes.) Propped atop one of the chests is a fun expression — Do Something Good Today — applied to a framed piece of chalk wall vinyl. The chests have lots of little drawers and cabinets, which are perfect for storing my Uppercase Living catalogs and sample words.
Another favorite expression — In This Home — is featured on a framed black and white photo of my three boys. The Bible shown here is the Benjamin Family Bible that belonged to my great great grandmother in 1903. One of our sons is named Benjamin…and it turns out there is a whole branch of Benjamins (last name) in our family tree. There even used to be a village of Benjaminville in Illinois, where many of them are buried.
When I look up from my computer, just to the right of the windows, is a custom expression that says: What did you do for somebody today?
Is your workspace (or living space) a reflection of you? Do you have the words that are important to you right there where you can see them?