The Corner Office

“To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Well hello there! It’s been quite a while, about 10 months to be exact. Last you heard I was taking a couple of weeks off from writing to get my busy life in order and…well…here we are.

My reemergence from the land of no blogging has very little to do with now having my life “in order” and more to do with setting myself up to have a creative outlet for when I feel like it’s all spinning out of control. One of the things I have learned while on this hiatus is that one has very little control in the world and as a self-proclaimed control freak that seems just plain scary! The one thing that I can control is how I react to life and deal with the challenges that are thrown my way even if they are small and frivolous, especially if they are small and frivolous. Now, I don’t want to give you the impression that I have been in some huge emotional crisis. In fact, I have used some of the big changes that have happened over the last 10 months as a catalyst toward looking forward and as an inspiration to figuring out who I am, who I want to be and how I can have fun along the way. My sister calls this a quarter life crisis. I call it finding my passion. And let me tell you, I have a feeling that will be quite a journey. So here we are, 10 months later and the only thing I have figured out is that I would like to figure things out.

So on a less philosophical note: I completely and totally miss writing. With the exception of composing a quarterly narrative report I rarely get the opportunity to write in my daily life. In addition doodling, taking pictures, organizing our new house, trying new recipes, listening to music and reading tons of articles online I will now have another creative outlet: this blog.

Speaking of this blog, you might have noticed a name change. While it might seem wishy-washy, I wanted to give the blog a name that would encompass the plethora of topics and posts that I plan on sharing and upon moving into our new house I was given a great gift. A tiny, office space in the back corner of the house that I have been able to dress up as my inspirational, girly, thinking, relaxing, nostalgic, creative space. And upon moving into a new space at work I was given a tiny, organized, office that allows me to be productive, brainstorm, listen to music, chat with my team and be the supervisor that I am trying so desperately to be. And so a new name was born: The Corner Office.

So let’s play catch-up! Here’s a run down of some of the things that have happened in my life since October. We moved out of our apartment and into a cute little house, I got a new car that I am absolutely in love with, I got a promotion at work, I’ve been a brunette and back to blonde, I taught my last training, my grandmother passed, I have made a huge effort to change to a more healthy eating habits and I have spent ungodly amounts of time watching television. Needless to say there have been A LOT of changes, both big and small from my corner of the world. I look forward to sharing some stories with you through the blog and I have very high hopes that you will also share with me by commenting on my posts, sharing your own stories and letting me know there is someone out there in LaLa land.

I will leave you with a few pictures from my life! If you want to see see more visual representation of my world, go check out my instagram account: ejfpaff.

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Happy Saturday! I’m off to have dinner with my parents who have just returned from a week long vacation in the Upper Peninsula. I just might be obscenely jealous!

2 thoughts on “The Corner Office

  1. It’s great that you have your own space in your new house! I was just talking to my therapist about the importance of having my own space (we are working on making one for me here) and she said that it’s really common for women to not have their own space in a house, which ends up being a biig problem because men often have offices or “man caves” or basements to do their things in, but then women have nowhere to go that’s “theirs”… So I’m glad you’ve got your own space! I’m jealous! 🙂

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    1. Coming from the apartment where our only “extra” space was used as a storage closet I completely appreciate having my own space in the house. Before if I wanted to be by myself I had to go in the bedroom and you just can’t be as creative when sitting on a bed. One of the best things that I did was I got my own desk, it gave me a place to land and a place to organize as I saw fit. It’s incredible how having a space that is your own affects you emotionally. I totally recommend it!

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