Do you often rearrange your office space? I do. My rearranging is a seasonal thing. Unlike the cat that follows the sun from window to window, I tend to move to escape the sun’s rays. Living in the desert requires some creativity in order to do that.
My office was once the breakfast nook. I have a dining room, which I seldom use, and a small moveable butcher-block island in the kitchen, (which I purchased at Walmart and put together myself, thank you very much) so I tend to eat there. The breakfast nook was valuable space. It meant not turning my spare bedroom into an office. The photo is a bit dark but you’ll get my gist.
Back to seasons and the sun. In the summer the sun comes in like a fireball through those front windows. I’ve had them glazed inside, have exterior shades that filter the sun but allow light, and have a portico sunshade erected at the front door. And yet working in my office space requires many shade adjustments throughout the day. At the end of May, I usually move my desk into an angular position facing the smaller window nearest to the front door. By 2pm I can’t stay at the desk any longer and move into the living room with the laptop.
I noticed this past week that the sun is not as glaring. Ah, time for a change back to my favorite desk position at the center window. And, no, do not suggest an inner wall as that would mean having my back to the door, and the art of Feng Shui decries that. My back would be to the main entrance. That’s a no-no. I need all of the good energy in that room. Besides that, the center window denotes the area of highest creativity, and I need to capture every drop I can.
Another thing I noticed after I moved furniture and swept up dust bunnies, there was a lot of short hair, some of it gray. Does this mean my office had been turned into a head scratching, hair tearing out room of non-creativity?