Share a photo of your writing space. What do you like best about it? What would you like to change?
My office in photos:
My cork sculpture:
Me: Check out this totally cool cork sculpture!
Someone else in my household: Hmm. If you like it so much, why has it been in storage for a decade? You should get rid of it.
Me: No way! I love this thing.
Someone else in my household: It’s been in a box in the basement for ten years. Get rid of it.
Me, taking it out of box and putting it on my desk: See? Not in the box in the basement anymore. Now I can look at it whenever I want. It will inspire me.
Someone else in my household:
A gift for a friend I never gave 31 years ago. (C. S., if you’re reading this, contact me!)
View out the window:
Other items in my office: piece of petrified wood, a little rubber SpongeBob, matryoshka dolls, a USB turntable, my stand-up desk (aka, a box from Costco), a shoebox full of batteries (some of which might even be good), a TV with a CRT (old school), coupons for Popeye’s (I never eat there), three baseballs signed by Little League teams I helped coach, Chinese meditation balls (two sets), a “That Was Easy” talking button from Staples, about three thousand bookmarks, a World’s Greatest Father loving cup, a giant bag of LifeSavers (unopened, 2 years old), sixteen AC adapters for long-gone electronic devices, a laminator (yay!), a half-eaten bag of Apple Mix candy corn, a large glass jug full of pennies, and dozens and dozens (and dozens and dozens) of books.
As you can tell, my office is a disorganized disaster. So what would I change about it?
Not a damn thing!
What’s the strangest item in your office?