Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Space Of My Own

As some of you know, I've been working at the church here in Sylvan for almost 4 years...what you may not know is that for 31/2 of those years, I did not have an office of my own! When I first came to the church, we were in our old building and there was only an office for the senior pastor and then a computer and desk in the foyer for the secretary (the youth pastor and I would also share it). So if I was at the church working, I would just sit in the sanctuary, pull the communion table over and go to work. While we were transitioning to our new building we held sevices for a few months at the community centre, and rented some office space downtown. So there were sometimes 4 of us in one room, with two computers trying to work. Needless to say I worked at home a lot during that time. Then finally! We moved into our new building! However, they hadn't considered that they might hire new staff, and so there were only 2 offices built, with a main office for the secretary. So for the last 2 and a half years I've made my office in the library along one of the walls...my bookshelf, filing cabinet and desk in a neat little row. Well, often not so neat...in kids ministry "stuff" piles up a lot, and if you have nowhere to hide it you're hooped! A few months ago, the church was kind enough to take the main office and split it in two, build some walls, and wire a new office so that I could have my own space! It finally got done and I'm now moved in, and although it's small, and I currently have no door, I'm so thankful for this office of my own! Here are some before and after pics, from my "office" in the library and my new office...


BEFORE


BEFORE


AFTER

5 comments:

shinbone #4 said...

YAY!! And you still have a nice big window - I'm so very happy for you!
xx's

dags said...

ya, the window is an awesome bonus!

kelle said...

Yay for your own space!!!

Swoosh said...

That's fantastic! There's nothing like having your own space, no matter what size. What is the view out of your window?

Tanneal said...

YAAAAY...now to get you that door...