The August respite was less vacation than it was getting my sea-legs for the new gig at New Leaf Literary & Media. (For the scoop on how I got to New Leaf, here's the story on my Facebook page)
For reasons that can not be explained by logic, I decided to forgo using a moving service. The old office was on 29th and Sixth Ave. The new office is at 40th and Sixth. 11 blocks. Hell, that's walkable!
Well, I didn't try to walk my stuff to the new place, but I did think I'd just load up a suitcase or two, and then get on the bus. A couple round trips, lickety split, done deal.
Pause here for y'all to recover from laughing so hard coffee snorts out your schnozz. Yes, I was delusional. BUT if you want to be Very Popular with NYC hobos, move your liquor cabinet via suitcase on the bus. Oy.
35 trips later (in July, in New York!) I got it done just in time to realize I'm now at a hot shot vibrant agency and man oh man did I need to strap on my skates and get MOVING!
Here's a look at the new Lair!
This is the row of desks you'd walk by to get to my office, all the way in back. I believe a poll was taken and "get that lady a door, she shrieks on the phone a LOT" won.
The entrance to the Lair.
I had to have three extra filing cabinets brought in for all my stuff.
And yes that sign does say "beware of the attack shark."
The one above it says "welcome to the playground of the fearless" which a client gave me years ago and I love love love.
This is Danielle.
Her office is right next to mine, and thank goodness, because Danielle is the glue that holds this place together, and I was coming apart at the seams my first few days!
This is my desk, untidied, I'm sorry to confess.
The sign says "do no harm, but take no shit"
And yes, that is a shark hat eating my calendar holder.
The view isn't all that great, but it's a view, and given I spent close to six years in windowless offices, I'm not complaining about the kind of view I have at all.
This is the view to the right of my desk. Yes, those red baskets are filled with file folders! Yes, that's in addition to the three file cabinets. Yes, I need to get some sorting and tidying done.
I'm working on what kind of curtain to hang in the windows. I think I'm going to go with some sort of sheer because I really love the light, but I need to cut the glare. THREE windows is a bounty of light!
Directly behind my desk is a bookshelf, and with the alots perched on my books, it now feels like home!