So, I got a promotion a few months back thus making me a manager and eligible for an office. How great it is to graduate from cubicle land and enter the world of my own office. I have a desk that I sit behind making my computer monitor only visible to me. Read between the lines: I can do web-based research without having to have the mouse hovering over the close window box in case someone walks by. I have two guest chairs. Read between the lines: two extra flat services to put stuff. The best part about my office is the awesome vintage furniture. Read between the lines: I have got a hodge podge of crappy old 70s furniture that the Salvation Army didn't even want and a metal bookshelf and filing cabinet. I should start collecting magnets.
All in all, I'm so happy I have an office. It's like a rite of passage. It's like I've officially entered the world of middle management. This is it! I'm officially climbing the corporate ladder one rung at a time. I wonder what will await me on future rungs? An office with matching furniture?
I've known I'd be getting an office for several months but had to wait for the office remodel to be complete for an office to be available. Therefore, in preparation for the big day (the day I moved into my office) I began to think of possible ways to decorate my office. Okay, I didn't really but my friend Natalie gave me a super pretty plant holder for Christmas that I really need to get a plant for. This has caused me to spend several hours thinking about what I should do to decorate. I've got three empty walls--any ideas? There is no color scheme to worry about--anything would match.
The new office also inspired me to finally make my coasters. While shopping with my mom in the Montclaire District, I discovered a mosaic store. They sold all sorts of mosaic things and even had classes. Since I didn't want to drop $200 for a class that I was only semi-interested in, I pulled at an Andrew Jackson and bought a coaster kit. It included everything needed to make 4 mosaic coasters. I mean everything: coasters, glass shards, glue, popsicle sticks, grout, a bowl for mixing, rubber gloves and a mask for safety reasons.
I spent a day glueing pieces of glass to my coasters. Then after several days of glue drying, it was finally time to grout. I got all prepared
and mixed the grout to finish my coasters. It was awesome. I'm pretty sure that I'm the greatest grout maker ever.
Check out the finished project.
Soon, that is as soon as I clean off my desk and remember to take them with me to work, they will liven up my 70s orange wood grain desk and make my office the greatest! Okay, the plant holder will make my office the greatest, but these will definitely help! My office will become the mecca of knowledge and innovation and I will further climb that corporate ladder and be CEO in no time. Please join my in my office for a refreshing beverage and we will discuss the TPS reports.