December 11, 2013

Life w/ J&M: My Office

Happy Wednesday!!

A few days ago, I posted a picture on Instagram of my office and how {crazy} messy it had gotten over the past few months during our busy season. It turns out a TON of people had been feeling the same way because they all had some room in their house that looked just like my office did.

Some of them were just glad to know they weren’t the only ones out there who had a room that had gotten away from them. Some of them had actually been feeling like they were failing or not real professionals because their office looked like that. And lot of people just really connected with the honesty and imperfectness of it all. A behind the scenes sneak peek in a world of highlight reels.

I think we all crave that from the people around us in this Instagram/Pinterest/Facebook status update world. More honesty. More transparency. More I’m right there with you boo and guess what, it’s ok.

Because sometimes messiness is just part & parcel of chasing the dream. And who cares if your desk gets cluttered, if the dream gets built in the process.

I finally got the chance to take a few hours and get my office back in fighting shape over the weekend, and as I was cleaning I was reminded of a few of my favorite parts of my office. So I thought I would share them here. But not before being admitting, that it hasn’t looked like this in a long, long time.

Here’s to transparency over perfect & pretty!

  1. bethany cox

    your office is so lovely ;)

  2. alicia sturdy

    ooohhh! love the dream board in front of the treadmill. how rachel berry of you :)

  3. Wayfaring Wanderer

    Your transparency is refreshing, and your newly organized/clean office is inspiring!

    We had a second bedroom/storage space that I am transitioning into my office. We’ve moved out a lot of stuff and my desk is in here now, which is awesome; however, I still have some organizing/cleaning yet to do!

    If you did that in a few hours, I’m thinking that I could shape up the rest of my space in no time, too!

    I’m taking ALL of next week off so that I can work on nothing but my business before 2014 gets here. The office is on my list of things I’d love to spend some time taking care of!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Elaine

    Totally agree! We get so over exposed to "perfection" it really messes with our minds. Loving the honestly! p.s. you might get a kick out of this

  5. Karen

    HA! Looks like you took a shot of MOST of our offices right now. There’s a science to getting to my desk chair. It’s a mini-obstacle course. Since I have no time to go to the gym right now! ;)

  6. Amanda Roth

    So encouraging!!! Maybe I’ll get around to posting our "after" pictures of our office soon!

  7. Tiffany Bolk

    It must be a good day to post about offices! I just posted on my blog about my new in home studio/office! I swear on my cats that I’m not trying to copy you! :)

  8. mary

    office treadmill? love it

  9. Jackie Lamas

    i saw that photo on instagram and it was so beautiful how it resonated with everyone… sometimes us creatives are the most organized messy people in the world… thank you soooo much for sharing!!!

  10. GrandmaIna

    I’m not even working and my desk looks as if a hurricane went through here! Tomorrow I’ll clean it! (or maybe next week).

  11. Rachel mccloud

    Such a beautiful office. I LOVE the windows :)

  12. Stephanie Stewart

    Your office is beautiful, Mary! Just the motivation I need to spruce mine up!

  13. ashley goodwin

    I need a treadmill or an elliptical in my office!

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