My name plate came in at work, so I took that as the cue to bring in some other stuff from home to personalize my desk space.
So into the Chevy Cruze went a little pile. There was new: The picture frame given to me for Father’s Day by my terrific daughter Elisabeth, holding the family photo taken in the glorious Rocky Mountains during our summer 2015 trip for Karen’s Family Reunion. And the older: The framed certificate given to me in 2008 by the Syracuse Press Club when I was chosen winner of the award of distinction for Professional Standards. And the in-between: My shiny, black Sammy Trophy for the Founder’s Award and cool-as-can-be Music Hero Award from the Central New York Guitar League both given to me in 2013, the year the big daily laid me off in January.
Yes, I think they make my space at the Liverpool Public Library feel like my own. My boss chuckled when she saw me arranging it just so, declaring that I must have decided I’m going to stay.
That’s the plan.
Do you fill your work space with stuff from home? What is on your desk? What else do you think I should put on my desk?