Today I wanted to show an updated photo of our office. I know that's lame. And you wonder if I'm actually doing work here, or just sweetening up the spaces that I have to sit in for designated moments of the day.
I'm doing both I tell ya.
This is the closest thing I've ever had to an office job even though my job actually requires that I spend maybe fifteen hours a week in an actual office. And this room is the office in which I sit and pretend to work in. Just kidding. I work. I swear it.
My mom is laughing at this because we just had a conversation about my transformation into an "office" person. She, like me is a teacher. At my last job my life was divided into 52 minute increments with 4 minutes inbetween, which were to be used for going to the restroom, grabbing a soda/coffee, checking my staff mailbox, and making photocopies. If you are really fast and wear good shoes and elastic pants, there are many things you can do in four measly minutes.
Now, I have OFFICE HOURS. I never knew what I was missing. I have a question? I can leave my office and go find the answer from someone anytime during the day. I want a cup of tea? Sure. I have time to get myself, and the person in the office next to me one. The only problem I do have, is that I'm still getting used to organizing my time efficiently. Maybe I'll set up a timer with a bell in my office and separate each time period into "subjects" that I'll tackle.
9:00-9:52 - Solve world peace
9:52-9:56 - bathroom break/tea break
9:56-10:46 - Talk to God
10:46-10:50 - Grab a snack
10:50-11:42 - Decide which super hero power would best suit me.
and so on.... you get the idea.
I'm not so delusional to think that everyone's office job is so plush and awesome, but I'd like to think that maybe there is an aspect to the workforce I've been missing out on all this time.
Well, back to the subject of our office. Dustin and I share this space, and we wanted it to be inviting because we have been doing a lot of pastoral care in this space, but it is also where the volunteers find us to talk, ask questions, or grab some advice about a group coming in.