Kathy Sierra’s post on the importance of the space in which we work got me thinking. I looked around my office and was appalled! But then I said, “Well, you don’t spend that much time here, so maybe it’s OK.” And then I thought about where I usually work when I am at home. Not much better. Between the two places, I spend a considerable amount of time each day working in less than inspiring surroundings.
Then I thought back to where we lived before Katrina, a dilapidated old house with a great front porch overlooking the river. Now there was a place to work! It was so peaceful and inspiring and yet so full of life at the same time that I think I actually could get more done in less time.
The question, of course, is what am I going to do about this. Kathy went out and bought an old Airstream and converted it into her office. It looks beautiful. But that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for me. I think I really need to do something, though.