On average, I spend about 45 hours a week at work. That is more hours then I spend doing anything else -- besides sleeping. I'm sure most of you are like me, and your day job involves sitting in a lifeless cube. Well, this post is dedicated to the little ways that I made my cube feel like a home away from home.
First, I put up a pretty kate spade wall calendar to keep track of appointments, days off etc. It is bright and cheery and makes me smile.
Second, I have a flag from my alma matter, SMU, hanging on a cube wall. Go mustangs! I also organized my pens in a pretty mug, and made sure I had a cute desk planner. Now that 2011 is coming to an end, I must find a new planner. Any suggestions?
Finally, as you can see below, I included three of my favorite items. The first is a framed quote my sister gave me for Christmas last year. It is something I read on a daily basis, and it reminds me to stay calm, live in the moment, and pursue what I love. The second item is a mini Eiffel Tower. It reminds me of my studies abroad, and my happy place (which I will be returning to in February!) Third, I have a mini Lafco candle. It provides just the right amount of scent, and looks pretty too!
What do you have at your desk? I'm always curious how people decorate bland grey cubes -- I'm open to any suggestions to spruce things up more.
“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, all emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Life is simple. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportuniites only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream, and wear your passion.”