Kim asks the question:
What does your YOUR work space (at home or work) say about you?
I don’t know what it says about me, except that I don’t work well with clutter, and I that I am proud of my family. Beyond that, YOU be the judge.
On my desk sits my computer monitor & printer, my phone, a 3-tiered set of flat baskets for the papers that I need immediately. I have a red glass heart-shaped paperweight (sitting on the papers that are in the top basket), a cup filled with pens, pencils, and highlighters, with a Cat-in-the-Hat finger puppet over the top of the yellow highlighter. In the center of the desk is a small framed picture of the family.
On the wall above my desk is a large framed poster from the 1990 release of The Jungle Book Movie.
I reminds me to enjoy the simple life – just the “Bare Necessities.”
In the corner of my office sits a round table which has a medium-sized vase filled with bamboo stalks on top. There is also several pictures that include my Mom in her wedding day with her parents, a picture of my sister “Linda”, my brother “Bobby”, and me (as a toddler) reaching for our Christmas stockings, and a picture of my best friend from high school “Rosie” and me at our 20 year high school reunion. There is a little miniature container full of tiny clay pot, woven basket, wool scarf, and other mini items. DD gave it to me and the items are supposed to be lucky charms.
On top of a file cabinent, that is essentially empty except when my workout bag is inside, is a dual picture frame with school photos of BoBo and YaYa. The photos are about 3-4 years old. There is a large mug which I use for my morning oatmeal that my sister “Linda” made for me. It has a cow print in the background, purple pansies, and says “Jules” (which is probably how “Juls” should really be spelled but I couldn’t change what was started back in high school.)
There is a small wooden alphabet block that has an “R” on one side and some other letter that I don’t remember on the other. It had something to do with significant contributions to meeting milestones that were “building blocks” to the progression of the program. They don’t seem to do this recognition program anymore but I think people tried to spell a word with their blocks in order to get a bigger reward.
On top of the wooden block is a smaller silver block shaped clock that is too small to read. It was the center to the puzzle thing that was given out for a successful team effort in a successful NDA filing. It said something like “Thanks for helping put all of the pieces together.” The puzzle part was hokey and kept falling apart so I 86’d it. Even though the clock is too small to actually read, I couldn’t throw it out. I is probably the last little tchotchke that I will ever receive from work due to the budget cuts.
Inside my desk is very little. I have the usual stapler, staple remover, tape dispenser, paper clips, post-it notes, extra paper for the printer, letter head paper, my training files.
The inside of the bins above the desk house some old artwork from when YaYa was in pre-school, and many books that I have on hand for resources. They include some of my old nursing books, and pharmacology books. I have the some research binders for the projects that I am working on, a book on medical abbreviations, and some FDA guidance references.
I sounds like there is a lot in my office, but if you were to see it, you would think that it has just the bare essentials and a touch of home. During the workday the papers get strewn all over my desk, but just before I go home everything goes back in its place. The order helps me to not feel overwhelmed when I first come to work. As for the rest of the day, well my lunchtime run takes care of that.
I liked this and I’m stealing it too!
I wish I could keep my desk at work that neat. I’m more of a piler, but I know what’s in each pile.
I think I’m caught up. I don’t always comment but I do enjoy reading.
My desk is like my mind – full of clutter. When I’m in reformation mode it looks more like yours but that never seems to last. sigh…
My work space always looks different. There is always a penguin on my monitor though. Currently my pile of work got so high that I covered with a sheet. Less intimidating.