To some people, my desk is a chaotic mess. Old papers that belong in the recycling bin surround my monitor next to magazines that sit stacked up on top of each other in a pile. As I write and glimpse around my monitor I see a guitar pic, some SD cards, about 12 Starbucks gift cards, some old business cards from a conference, a wedding picture of me kissing my bride, some Germ-X, magazines, old papers, some books, and some mugs for an upcoming banquet.
The lack of “order” to these randomly displaced objects would drive some people insane. In fact I know it does, as my co-workers will joke with me at times about my chaos. Some would think that it shows a “lack of organization and attentiveness to detail”. False! I would rather occupy my brain, time, and energy into the most important decisions of the day rather than my magazine being in a “correct” spot.
Don’t get me wrong, I do clean and organize my space so that it is coherent about every other week. I’m not hoarding any of these things, but to me the most important decisions of my day do not revolve around placing my book on the bookshelf when I am done reading it. Some view my desk as a mess; I view it as a space of continual innovation where creativity does not rest.
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