Friday, November 12, 2010

my neatness haven

A recent move to a new office space had an unexpected benefit for me. I had the opportunity to pick out the furniture and arrange it as I wanted. After I finished the process, I was surprised by the joy that sitting in my new office now brings to me.

Part of the enjoyment is just from being in a new space with new furniture that I like. But another part is much deeper and it came to me when I got home after working my first day in the new space. It is my space and no one else's, and I can keep it as neat, organized and clean as I want. No surprise spills, or toys on the floor, or Cheerios between the cushions, or hand prints on the window.

My home now reflects my life with two boys and a husband and all their glorious messiness. It reflects life, love and happiness. I sured missed having my own space, however, and I think this new office just may be what did it.

Now let me think about how to justify placing a nap-worthy chaise in that empty corner by the sunny window and I'll be complete.


  1. Congratulations! That sounds like pure bliss.

  2. Oh, lovely office and that chaise does sound perfect. are motivating me to get our loft in order...for me :)

  3. I am so envious of your space! I am in the process of setting up my own craft room. It's so important to have a little space of your own!