I have a room. It’s my room at home. I call it an office. That’s not a terribly good description. A little presumptuous maybe? My room has a desk, chair, computers, TV, bookshelf.
This seemed like a good time to catch up on decorating things after 21 years in this house. My office was a good candidate for remediation considering it’s been virtually untouched since day one.
I did the easy things first. All the furniture was removed. The room was left absolutely empty.
I’ve done a few things differently now that the room is coming back together. They’ve made a huge difference.
My computer monitors used to be offset to the right. Now they’re directly ahead.
I’ve got a new firmer chair with more support. It’s up a little higher.
The computer is now under the desk instead of alongside it. It is in a space totally unusable for anything else, so I’ve reclaimed a few square feet.
My TV which sat on a filing cabinet is on a TV stand I built last weekend. It is at a slightly different angle, but one that makes TV viewing more direct and comfortable.
These are all nuances. Taken cumulatively they begin to add up and make a significant difference.
There’s still a lot that’s not unpacked. I haven’t missed much of it. I want to throw lots out. I want Saturday to be a cleansing moment for me.
I need to be strong. Throwing stuff out takes strength.