Creating a Workspace I Love

I’ve been in the workforce for almost 5 years. <—- holy cow! Seeing that in writing is absolutely crazy.

I’ve only ever had a cube and I’ve gone from having a completely blank cube, to a cube with one picture, to a cube with way too much paper on it. I think I’ve finally figured out how to create a workspace I love and feel inspired to sit for almost 10 hours per day.

I wanted to create a space that was almost an extension of my home but also functioned as an area to boost creativity, make me feel calm and happy, as well as have everything I need to get my work done all in one place. Here’s how my cube currently looks:


We have all the essentials here: computer, planner with to-do’s for the day, notebook with meeting notes, bulletin board with my goals and Copley picture, wedding picture and Anthropologie mug. And an essential fleece jacket for the freezing office.

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The other side of my cube is where I keep all my files. I have OCD and like everything to have one neat spot so I can find everything easily. I like to display some fun work posters, my Alma Mater and some favorite pictures.

All in all, I wanted my little area of the office to be somewhere I look forward to going, as much as possible, and display things that make me smile.

How do you decorate your office? Do you work in a cube farm?


  1. Movin' it with Michelle | 2nd Apr 15

    Love your decor! My office is inside my lab, so I keep it pretty neat/boring. I should spruce it up some!!

    • howardjessm | 2nd Apr 15

      Thanks, Michelle!! It took a while, but I think I figured it. It’s definitely made me happier at work. Love your site, too!

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