A collaboration with Rhonda Mason.
At the eleventh hour you can usually find me at my desk either on the computer, or scribbling notes in my weekly planner, or working on Project Life. Sometimes, I’m at my desk but not actively working. I might be flipping through a magazine or catalog in search of inspiration, or a cook book in search of a recipe for dinner. Usually, this is when my mind starts to wander – making note of things that need to be done, both work and non-work related. I need to pick up milk/dry cleaning/printer ink. Do I have time to take the car in for an oil change? Should I work on tomorrow’s blog post or try to finish up this kit? What projects are due next week?
I love being able to work from home but like any work environment, it has its pros and cons. Some days I love the fact that I start a load of laundry in between answering emails. Other days when I’m running back and forth between my office and the kitchen, trying to finish a project, cook dinner and answer homework questions, I wonder if I’m really managing my time wisely. (Read: most definitely not.) It’s a constant struggle, drawing that line of between work and home. Every time I think I’ve got a system down, something changes. I’ve been at this for five years and it’s finally dawning on me that this cycle or assessing and re-assessing, adjusting and re-adjusting will be a constant struggle.
My desk is an old tanker style desk. For now, it’s working. Eventually, I’d like to change out the dark wood veneer tabletop to white or a lighter colored wood. Have any of you tackled a tanker desk remodel? If so, I’d love to see your before and after!
And now, over to Ronnie’s blog to see how she captured the eleventh hour.
Photos taken with IPhone 4S or Nikon D300.