OLD DESK click on pic for bigger view:
NEW DESK click on pic for bigger view:
I knew that I was getting a new desk for Christmas because I picked it myself from the stock of a very fair and reliable dealer we know (my Ma). It’s a lovely desk: small, old, compact with a handy drawer (a drawer, imagine!). It was made/sold by Beverly Smyth and Company, South Anne Street, Dublin, many moons ago. My old desk was a rickety kitchen table covered with a gingham cloth to hide its ugliness.
What I didn’t know is that my beloved man was also buying me a fabulous, shiny, fast and beautiful new laptop to go with the desk. Score!
My intention with the new desk was to declutter my workspace and start afresh in 2009, all clear-headed and ready for writing action. But the fact remains that I am a clutterbug. There’s no getting away from it and no matter how hard I try to streamline, it just doesn’t work.
As well as clearing my desk, I had intended to strip my noticeboard and have some blank space on it, as well as new, inspirational images. But when it came to it, I couldn’t get rid of half the stuff that’s pinned there. I think I did well with tidying the actual desk, though...
Einstein once said: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?” So, I think I will embrace my (semi-)cluttered desk and trust that old Albert was right.
So what is your work space like: clean and mess-free? Or cluttered with extraneous junk?