A new job means a new desk which means a new cubical makeover! I like the enjoy my work space – when it’s clean and happy, I’m clean and happy. It didn’t take much to transform this plain cube into a place I like to be, just some polaroids, a succulent, Rifle Paper Co. calendar – the usual suspects.
How do you make your work space your own?
Sometimes days in the office are rough. The clock crawls by, the coffee runs out, and the computer monitors give me a headache. But on those days I try to remember that my job is to make life better for little girls like Kelly, pictured above, who lives in abject poverty in Nicaragua. Remembering that what I do directly affects this little girl and thousands like her keeps me going.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Sometimes my job is really cool. Like days that I get to travel and spend a week in Haiti visiting with people who have benefited directly from the work that Cross International is doing to help raise people out of poverty.
Here I got to climb up onto the walls protecting a local well that people can access to get fresh, clean drinking water. (Totally tore holes in both knees of my jeans; totally worth it). Before this well was built, people had to walk 2 hours every morning and night just to try and find fresh water.
I got to speak to people who used to live in huts and sleep on muddy wet floors – and now have solid concrete houses and clean toilets. It’s incredible to experience the joy that these people have, their lives uncluttered with the invasive consumerism that seems to flood our lives. They find true joy in life and simplicity, and it’s incredibly inspiring to see. Sometimes I love my job.
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.”
Let’s change the world.