Gradually the carpet got snagged and stained, the counter scratched, we put a wall in and moved a large desk into the sales area, rental computers around the perimeter, and it began to feel crowded and cluttered.
So finally the space is being redesigned to bring back a feeling of openness and create order. Old things are being thrown out or given away. I remember the fake lava lamps that C. N. ordered one year and was so proud of. And who can forget the lite brite set and the lightening disk? All going away...
And as I uproot my work life and drag bits of it home, it certainly does seem to echo the disarray of this stage of the remodel process. I have piles of stuff I brought home that had gradually accumulated at work. Excess office supplies that I myself bought for projects and only used part of, pictures, a candy dish, posters, art, my altar components, wheat weavings and a decorative plate, a heater...I am being buried in stuff that I will have to organize in January. My office was my second home and often I spent more waking hours there than at home, such as during the billing system changeovers (both of them).
So as I get ready to leave it feels like much of the history of the space is leaving too--both mine and my company's. It feels appropriate somehow. A new start for my company, a new start for me. May each of us prosper.