Today, I started to officially move in to my new office/closet. I decided to take along my camera to take some "before" photos for all of you...pre-decoration. So, without further ado, welcome to my office! I realize that this first photo is a bit blurry, so please let me explain. My new office/closet is tucked back in a little corner where absolutely none of my students will be able to find it. Because they will never walk by it. Because it's in a corner. So, I thoughtfully taped this sign on the wall in order to help direct them into my office/closet. I'm sorry it's a bit blurry - in case you can't read it, it says "Mrs. Smith" with an arrow pointing right - right into my door. :)
Let's take a closer look...
Today, I discovered just how difficult it really is to take a photo of a tiny room. What's odd, is that this room is even tinier than it appears in these photos. Hmmm. The photo above is taken from the threshold of the office/closet door, looking in. Um, obviously. The photo below is taken from, well, the corner by the school's fuse box. I have already violated school code, just by taking this photograph. School rules state that nothing is to come within three feet of the fuse box. Le sigh.
Below: a photograph of the tiny box plugged into an outlet that under no circumstances can be unplugged, at any time, ever because it's connected to the school's alarm system (??). You may notice with concern, as I have, the already burnt/fried appearance of said box, along with the frayed wires peeking out from the top. Hmmmm.
And here is the money shot...a photo from my back wall facing out to my front (um, and only) door. Please note the MASSIVE FUSE BOX on the wall. Oh, and then there's another fuse box or something, too...? I don't even know what that is. Hmmm. I showed this photo to my supervisor, who suggested that my office has a "cool, industrial loft vibe going on." I am going to run with this one, I think.
To be perfectly frank, once I hauled in my floor lamp and turned off the overhead florescent, things got 100% better. And I started moving things around and decorating today, and decided that perhaps I like my little corner cave after all. I put a bunch of boring work-related posters up today (real men stop domestic violence, Indiana top jobs, Indiana college map, blah blah blah blah blah boring), and tomorrow I'm going to hang up some real art (i.e. some beautiful photos that my uncle took in Africa, and my diplomas). Updated photos to come, soon.
Oh, and as a sidenote - things could be worse. I could be the counseling intern. That's her desk, just out the door there. Yes, that's right. In the hallway.