Monday, July 12, 2010

Repurposing Office Leftovers

Day 1

Well, pretty close to day one, at least. Sure, my last day of work was last Thursday so technically Friday was day one, but it's always easier to start things off on Mondays. Or Sundays. Whoops, guess I'm a day late. For all intents and purposes, today is day one of no job, no commute, no stress and no one to answer to but myself. So why do I have a headache? It seems by body is more in need of a routine dose of caffeine than I thought. I did make it out to Starbucks around 11 a.m., but that's about three hours later than I normally drink my venti iced unsweetened green tea. Won't make that mistake again. Mental note: have something caffeinated by 9 a.m. to avoid a day-long headache. Just in case, I've prepared a nice pot of iced coffee and stocked the fridge for any last-minute fixes.

One of the first orders of business is to set up my new home office and put away all the leftovers I brought home from the real-life office in the city. Those are what you see here (next to the new "super lightweight and easy-to-use vacuum!" Hubby bought me this weekend. Okay, hint taken). After five years (at the last job at least), this is what I have to show for myself. Heaping bags full of magazines, desk tchotchkes, a laptop bag, a jumbo Rolodex (clearly dating myself a bit), personnel files, inspirational books about the joys of marketing (Who Moved My Cheese, anyone?), a variety of tradeshow lanyards in an array of colors, my trusty Camelbak water bottle, coffee mug, a bag of BBQ chips, a grapefruit spoon and a citrus peeler.

I can't think of anything I'd like to do with any of this stuff so I've decided to trash it all and start over from scratch. I'm all set up with my new laptop (okay, I'm repurposing the stand that props it up so I don't hunch over) and all its fabulous wireless accessories - keyboard, mouse and printer. It feels good, not having any wires to get tangled up or tie me down. I'm free to move around and see what else is out there. And that's just what I intend on doing!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! You know as I sit here I realize I've been up since 7:00 and have yet to have a coffee- off to SB I go and then I'm going to organize my office (which still has a box of old PR stuff staring at me) LOL thanks for the pep talk ;)