Dolls and Work, Work and Dolls

Written on May 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

Part of my cubicle wall :)

It comes that time of year again when I’m juggling a few aspects of my life. Full-time student (summer classes!) and, very briefly, full-time work. Granted, I am doing office work for a few weeks, so I’m blessed with the ability to sit in an air-conditioned environment with a desk, a computer, and a office-mate who shares chocolate. Most of the people that I work with are aware of my Blythe hobby, it’s because I’ve previously covered my cubicle wall with Blythe photographs, and postcards, as well as bringing in dolls themselves. But it’s been a while since I’ve worked (read: full-time student), but my course load is low enough, and I’m in need of some income, that I’m attempting to balance my life:

Full-time (distance-education) classes + full-time work + dedicating time to other projects.

Eden, bored at work.

While there’s only so many hours in a day, and everyone gets the same twenty-four, I’ve found myself dedicating what seems to be less time sleeping and more doing just about everything else. Short of looking myself up at a caffeinated IV drip, I’m taking power naps on public transit and getting my energy where I can (hello, snacks in the afternoon!). And since I’m only temporarily working, I’m not going to be completely covering my desk with dolls and doll paraphernalia, although I am tempted. I don’t have a cubicle wall to tack photos onto this summer, but I do have a desk, and dolls sit pretty well on desks! I don’t think my office-mate will mind too much, despite the fact that I’m making his office “entirely too feminine” just with my mere presence.

Ways I’ve though of incorporating dolls into my (very temporary) work space include:

  • Changing my desktop image to one of a Blythe
  • Bringing in a doll on a daily basis to have at my desk
  • Knit for dollies on my lunch break (therefore, I must have a dolly model)
  • Change my office-mate’s desktop image to that one of a Blythe (erm, probably not this one…)

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