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I no longer have a corner office.

Card table home office desk with office chair and houseplants in the background

I have the guidance of a local Feng Shui consultant to thank for this. In addition to rearranging furniture to face this year’s auspicious directions, this exercise provided me with the opportunity to apply project management skills, and creative patience with space management in our humble home. Since completing a college program in December, I can reclaim some space and rest my overworked brain.

I also got in some major dusting, sweeping and archeological retrieval of cat toys. Although it is the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, it’s always the Year of the Cat around here.

The home office desk layout now faces a large window which provides natural lighting for video conference calls and training sessions on the days I can work from home. We can soon put away the DayLight Lamp that provides light therapy and motivation now that brighter mornings help us emerge from the darkness.

Christmas Cactus house plants on kitchen counter

One can hope that the recommended location for the Christmas Cactus plants will give them the opportunity to bloom now that they are not spending half the day in glaring sunlight in which the others thrive.

Some of us need to stay out of the bright lights and noise while quietly performing our work. We can thrive with weekly check-ins and words of encouragement.

I love our rental home that supports the need for shelter, comfort and creativity. I have a home. That is one of the things to be thankful for as we suffer the news about people worldwide being displaced by territorial, political conflict and natural disasters. Some world events break my heart and trust in mankind.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care of yourself and each other.