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I work at an office, and I spend a lot of my time there. Like most people who have office jobs, I get my own little spot called a cubicle. When I started this job, we used to work in another older building and I had a desk literally in the middle of the room, it was open and just there, then we moved to a brand new building and we all got new spaces in cubicles. At first I thought it would wonderful! I get to have my place, my own little 1/2 room in the office… turns out cubicles can actually be quite claustrophobic like and these were very bland little places… then I decided to brighten things up and make it a little more homey and little more me!
So, I went to the stores and I bought a few things, on a budget at that, I used some things I already had at home and brought some life to my little space. Now it’s not so bad to be there all day!
At least a couple of times a day, I have people come to my desk so it’s fun for me and it’s fun for them. I get a lot of compliments how about how colorful and cheerful it is!
Let me just show you real quick:
I added this little bird, and I picked up a cheap picture frame added some fabric I had lying around from the Home Ec days behind the glass and I have an instant marker board. I usually write cute little sayings on this… and when I get a little bored with things or a little antsy for a change… it’s quick and easy!
Same with this picture, a cheap picture frame that I took the glass out and covered it with chalkboard paint and voila! Another thing, I can quickly and easily change for an update. I usually draw something on here, but I thought a nice little “Welcome to my Cubicle” note would work for now.
I got a cool vintage vase from my Grandma added some bright cheerful faux flowers, painted this picture above just something bright and colorful to add. I had the little signs at home that say “hope”, “laugh”, “imagine”, “faith”, and then pinned a little note I wrote to remind me that things aren’t that bad, “Dear God, Thanks for this beautiful life, and forgive me if I do not love it enough.”
Here it is all together:
I keep a lot of bright-colored folders in that little self thing to keep organized.
That’s really about it. I keep thinking I want to add more. What I really want to do, but just haven’t yet is take some of my favorite instagram pictures and string them across one side walls kind of like a banner. One day, I am sure I will get to it.
Do you work in a cubicle? If so, how to you show off your personality and make it more homey? I would love for you to share!
Here are some of my latest intstagram pictures. As always you can see the rest of pictures on my instagram page or follow me on your device in real time at @amandawatkins2
a. Just playing around with Editing. b.a picture of me in the morning before work. c. This summer has been brutal. d. a cake my boss bought me. I am spoiled. I know. e. new clothes! Score. f. Breakfast of champions right?! Cupcake pop-tarts. g. the weather today.. thank goodness for a break in the heat with rain as well. h. Beautiful sunrise… makes going to work in the mornings a little more tolerable. 🙂 i. Last picture of my apartment before I turned in the keys last month. Bittersweet.
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Hope everyone had a great Easter and I pray that we don’t just think about God and Jesus on Easter and Christmas only.
I feel like I have been a little MIA lately. Sometimes I get in a creative funk. I do that with my sewing projects and my paintings pretty much anything I get excited about. Example: I wanted to learn how to take better pictures so I bought a pretty nice camera – I only used it for about a month or two and now it’s been about 6 months since I have touched it.
I come up with this great ideas and then I put all my focus and attention for the next however many hours it take me to finish it and sometimes I can spin multiple ideas off one but then I burn out. I get bored with it and I won’t touch my camera, sewing machine or a paint brush for weeks. It’s not that I don’t think about it.
I should go get my camera out and practice or learn something new. I should go paint a picture or I should go sew something, I should go write on my blog… etc.
I am going to try to be better. I would like to combine all the things I like to do into one. It’s hard though. Someday, I feel like when I get married and have kids, I won’t have the kind of time I have now and I need to start getting better at using the time I have now, so one day I won’t look back and think… ” I should have (sewn/taken pictures/painted/journaled…) more.”
What I need to do – is not put so much pressure on myself to come with the BEST idea or project and just do it because I like to and do it for the sake of doing it.
Sometimes, the best ideas come from starting something and rearranging it and just making it as you go.
In fact, I think I will sew or paint tonight – maybe I will bust out the camera I paid a lot of money for too!!
Does anyone else ever feel like this??
This looks like a movie I would love…