September 11, 2007
Without realizing it, I have begun my new career. Shh, don't tell me -- if I know, I might become frightened and chicken out. Actually, that's EXACTLY what happened. I was asked to space-plan an office. I stared at the layout and the list of furniture, and I panicked. I even went back to the person who made the request and said, "Wouldn't this be better off in the hands of a professional?" The professional I had in mind is due to depart for a week first thing tomorrow morning and I didn't want to impose. Instead I suffered through it. Suffering included discouraging thoughts, inadequate confidence, concern about pleasing the inhabitants, and going blank... all the usual stuff. I must have entertained these thoughts for about 45 wasted minutes. When I came to, I figured I could copy the existing plan, weed out items, and then put things where I would like them for a good flow of traffic. Nothing is permanent and most can be changed. VOILA, I did it!