Personalizing my new home

October 28, 2009

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I have a new home…well, an office…O.K, it’s a cubicle.  But it’s not just any cubicle, it’s MY cubicle at my wonderful new job. 

 I think this job is perfect for me.  I’m in Marketing, which is all about coming up with ideas to sell the brands that are assigned to me.  I have to also take products and come up with new ways to sell the same things I’m already selling.  It’s about freshness and newness and requires creativity.

 Here’s the problem.  I’m very visual, and cubicles are very…well…square.  Gray.  Impersonal.  Boring.

 So I am on a one-woman campaign to change that!  It involves shopping, which is once again one of my favorite things to do…yea!

 The first thing I did was tack up a bunch of things to make it useful like phone listings and instructions.  Then a calendar.  Of course the absolutely necessary photos of my children were a priority!

 I have also gone to a favorite new store called Trends and Traditions in town and picked up some adorable things:  a pretty painted canvas with a motivational saying…a huge chick-art mousepad about chocolate…fun magnets for the fronts of my metal (gray) shelves. 

 I’m home!

 Today’s purchase made me laugh out loud at the store.  I almost didn’t buy it because I didn’t want to show my true colors so new to the job (J), but I think anything that can make you laugh like that needs to be around to inspire me!  It is an adorable collaged piece that says “deadlines amuse me.”  Ha!  I’m going to take a photo of it to post with this article, because I think it will make you smile, too!

 Don’t settle for mediocre surroundings.  Even if it’s just attractive ads from magazines, liven up your space!  Bring something that makes you smile!

 And add a small bowl of chocolate to your desk.  We can all use a little more of that.

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