Just the other day I joked with my friend on the way home from school, saying that I am so glad that I don’t have to currently go to an office to work. People still laugh and joke with me that what I do from home isn’t a “real job” (or rather they don’t quite get “blogging” – which I am always happy to talk about), but either way I feel very fortunate at the moment to have something I love doing, that is so varied, and enables me to stay at home with my kids whilst they are little and study too!
When I hear about the office politics and remember the ugly chairs and desks I once worked at back in the day, I am grateful that I now work from the comfort of my own home with my own style around me!
Before anyone thinks I am boasting, this post is by no means a criticism to anyone who does work in an office – I recognise that I am fortunate to be in an industry that means I can work from home and make money doing something that I enjoy and that I have built up from a sad chapter of my life – it suits me and it suits our family, and I find it such a blessing and have always seen it as a gift to our family from Poppy (for she was my inspiration for writing it).
Blogging is hard work some days and take a lot of imagination other days – the work isn’t always consistent and I also find that working around young kids has its drawbacks and struggles too, but ultimately I am glad I do it, and that I work from home. I guess what I am saying is that when I hear of the problems Nath feels from his back from spending the day at his desk, or when I think about personally being confined to an office 9-5 like he is, I am rather glad that that isn’t my life right now, and I am incredibly grateful to him for working hard for us whilst I can do my thing at home (or in a cafe with WIFI and cake)!
I fully expect/plan on working when all the kids are in school (and when I have completed my therapy training), but again this work will eventually be me seeing clients in our own home in a purpose built office space (eventually being the key word there) as well as part time elsewhere (I hope).
With all of this in mind I have been asked to share some ideas about #MYChairStyle – a campaign looking at how the office furniture we choose (be it at home or Furniture At Work) is reflective of our personality or we can have it reflect our fave celeb style.
So here is what my dream space would look like (courtesy of Pinterest of course).
My dream office Space
My dream office space would have to be designed to be a calm and relaxing place. Whilst I love vibrant colours and crazy prints (check out Olivia Nicole Silk’s home office – its ideal), I have to exercise an element of self control to recognise that this isn’t everyone’s taste and that an office space used to offer therapy in also, would need to feel calming to the clients I am seeing.
I have thought a lot about this, and would go for greys or whites, or monochrome with maybe small accents of colour. This way it is calming and cool but holds elements of me too to be happy to work in!
The office furniture would include a desk, bookcases for therapy books and files, and some lovely plants in cool pots! I would need a comfy chair or small couch.
and then the final touch – #MYChairStyle – Well that would of course have to be something like this (I can’t be too conservative!).
*Collaborative post – All images are taken from Pinterest!