last week’s challenge was to organize my desk at work and keep it clean all week [and beyond!]. on monday, i filed or tossed all the loose papers that were piled and scattered across my desk, and i also cleaned off a bookshelf full of papers that i hadn’t touched since i’d moved cubes. for those of you who don’t know, i loveeeee tea – not sweet tea, which is common here in the south, but mostly hot tea and some unsweetened iced tea in the summer. i drink multiple cups per day of different kinds. at home, i love to make loose leaf tea [hello, teavana. best tea ever. also very pricey], but at work, i use tea bags, because it’s easier. i have, oh, probably 25 different varieties of tea at my desk, which i used to store on top of the bookshelf i mentioned. talk about clutter-y! i moved them to the first shelf and organized them, and it actually made a huge difference on the way my cube looks. it’s much neater looking and allows me to put something decorative on top of the bookshelf, like a picture frame or something – i haven’t decided what yet.
i meant to take before and after pictures of my cube, but completely forgot. fail. but oh well. i managed to keep it pretty clean for the whole week – during the day, as i was running from meeting to meeting and setting my printouts on my desk, it would get a little messy, but i took 5 minutes before i left every day to tidy it up. hopefully i can keep doing this so i can avoid it looking like a tornado swept through… which my cube has definitely been known to look like at times! i’m working on it…
for week 3, i’m going to learn a new vocabulary word every day. throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school, english was my best subject and i was pretty good at vocab, but i’ve noticed that i’ve really gotten a lot worse at it since graduating high school. [talking about vocabulary always makes me think of my dad joking, “i have a great vocabulary. it’s just so…” – he always pauses and waves his hands around like he’s trying to come up with the word – “…BIG.” haaa.]
i love to read, but since i started college, i honestly haven’t read much, and i think that has had an impact on my vocabulary skills. i would love to get back to reading more, but it just feels like i never have time, you know? [i’m feeling another weekly challenge brewing…] anyway, i want to continuously be learning new words and using them, so that’s my plan for this week! we’ll see how it goes. next week i’ll let you know what words i learned!
i hope you’re all having as beautiful weather as we are here in tejas!