Many years ago I had my own office at home, complete with a fabulous desk, pink walls, a beautiful chandelier, and just all around great décor. It was my space to do whatever I wanted to do. But then I had a baby, my priorities changed, and my office became a downstairs play area for him. All you other moms know how that goes.
My focus became less of my space and more about what the baby needed. And then almost 4 years passed by with my office changing from the couch to the island in the kitchen with my laptop. So fancy, I know.
This past weekend I started thinking about having my own space for my home-based business once again. A desk to work my Younique business on. A pretty chair to sit in. Pictures of my family and my girl friends on the walls. You get the idea. Once I get something in my head, it’s safe to assume that it will get done. I’m an instant gratification type of girl and I want to see what I want come into fruition pretty immediately.
So, this past weekend I was on a mission to find exactly what I wanted… And I did!
I got a fun red desk and a pretty silver and white patterned chair to start. I’m kind of in love with both. I’m not really traditional in what I like for furniture, so these two are perfect for me! I can’t wait to have my office fully decorated again. You know, pictures on the walls. A cute table on the side. Maybe some more color. But right now, I’m just excited to have a space that’s all my own once again.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that I’ve been so much more productive since getting a desk. When I’m at my desk, I’m working. There’s now a separation between hanging out in the living room and being in my office (so fun to say). I just need to work on my son not bothering me when I’m in here… who am I kidding? That’ll never happen. Oh well, can’t win ‘em all, I guess.
Another plus is that I’m much more organized. Everything is in the spot where it should be instead of thrown in with other things in a random drawer. It’s all so easy to find now.
Most importantly, I’m just really happy to have my own space once again. It’s such a great feeling and makes me wonder why I didn’t think of it before. It’s official now, I’m a business woman. Ha, ha!
And seriously, don’t you just love the chair I got? 🙂
Update… I’ve decorated my office since the photo was taken above. Here’s a few new photos – including my little “Younique shelf” in my bookcase.