In my new role as business owner, I’m managing my actions differently. For example, I have to account for my own invoicing and payroll taxes. Money coming in, money going out. It’s wonderful. However, I didn’t realize the extent to which I’d be adapting to new situations.
As a part of my contract, my client must provide a desk, telephone, and computer. Since I’ve been at this client before, I had a set expectation of what my desk situation would be. Possibly bunched up with others, maybe even sharing a cubicle with someone. A little certainty in running a business is nice. Hahahahahahahahaha.
Instead, I was put in a different building, a long walk from my co-workers. Here’s the view from my desk, in order – on my left, in front, on my right, and behind:
There are also a few tiny “houses” around, such as this:
As you may have guessed, I’m in an atrium. This is not an accident of space. I’m on the second floor, with no view into the first floor. This wonderful design pleased me greatly, until I sneezed the first time. The sound echoed around the atrium so that everyone on the second floor knew I’d sneezed. When I dropped my pen on the desk, same thing. So a little adjustment was necessary.
My normal speaking voice “carries well”. Fine, I’ll admit it… on the occasions when I talk, I’m loud. But I didn’t know realizes that I’d have to adjust to avoid a nice case of skin cancer. Take a look at my cubicle at lunch time:
Imagine what that does to my forehead. And what is the source of this? Take a look:
I should be an architect. Without a degree in architecture, I could’ve designed this building with more intelligence. It’s not easy being superior.