At the start of this year I was granted the opportunity with my current company to continue my position as a Senior Financial Analyst, with the added flexibility to work from home around my own hours. As equally as I express my appreciation of being given this gift, I also have to celebrate myself 🙌🏻. In my 10 year career as a financial analyst I have worked aggressively and tirelessly to get to where I am, and I am rather proud of my accomplishments. I have proven my value through my unwavering work ethic, quality of my work, and one of a kind skill set. This does not go undeserving or one sidedly as a favor upon me, but truly, as a mutually beneficial arrangement between my employer and I. What I’m most grateful for is not only do I get to continue to do what I love, but also, my kids get more of me. Their childhood has been changed forever, which will shape the rest of their lives and who they become as adults, and to me, that is priceless. I will be forever indebted, and will continue to show my gratitude through my merits and continued relationships with those I work with ✨.
Of course with my newfound flexibility of working from home, I wanted to create a small corner office for myself 💁🏼♀️. All the rooms in our house are taken as bedrooms, and I honestly didn’t want to take a whole room for myself as an office anyway, and wanted it to be something small. The living room was out because I also wanted it to be away from the tv and other distractions, which is why the corner in our piano room was perfect. The area is also next to a big open window bringing in a lot of natural light, which creates a more peaceful space where I’m able to focus. We’ve also been saying we wanted to spend more time in that room, so it works out well 😄. For the furniture pieces and decor, I wanted to keep consistent with the current feel of the room. It has a luxury glam theme, so neutral tones with pops of metallics was what I was looking for. Since it was a corner space it was very limited, and I knew I had to design vertical and not horizontal. We already had a leaning bookshelf in the room, so I wanted that same thing but in a desk. I was so excited to find one at Crate and Barrel. I also, knew I wanted a wingback chair and didn’t want to compromise comfort. I’m so in love with my Threshold one from Target, it honestly makes me feel like a Queen in my throne 👑🤣. I also don’t usually prefer quoted wall art, but this one spoke to me. I felt it summarized my values well, and I enjoy inspiration in my workspace 🙂.
With three weeks into my new routine I have to be honest, it’s been pretty challenging to adjust. I tried to schedule my work hours around Mike’s work hours and days off, so it would work better for everyone all around. More family time all together, more one on one time with each kid, more time alone with Mike, more me time, and also, more free time for Mike’s grandma not having to care for the kids as often. But we all know what happens when you plan. It never goes as expected 🤷🏼♀️. What actually happened was, I have ended up working more hours, the kids wanted my full attention more, and I’m even more exhausted at the end of my day 😂. But I wouldn’t trade any of it 💁🏼♀️, and I have faith things will fall into place and ease up with time.. I am, however, enjoying my daily mid day home cooked meals for the family (no more meal prepping and eating the same foods all week), extended trips alone to Trader Joe’s and Target (not rushed with two kids), my relaxed work attire 🙆🏼♀️ (although I do feel like I need to go on a shopping spree and switch out my entire wardrobe 😑), the little moments like Brixton driving his trucks around me while I work at my desk, laundry and work finishing simultaneously, and just enjoying the comforts of my home more with my family 🙂.
Desk – Crate and Barrel
Chair – Target
Quoted Wall Art – Target
Faux Plant – Target
Gold Vase – CB2