Meandering to a different drummer…

Yesterday Melissa Walter brought me a ceramic plaque that reads, “Meandering to a different drummer.” I must say –  I LOVE IT!

I hung my new plaque over my desk in a spot where I can look at it frequently. It makes me happy to look at it. I think it suits me…both the meandering and the different drummer.

I have lots of other stuff in my office as well that folks have given me over the years. An eclectic collection of stuff that may not mean a whole lot to others but that has sentimental value to me. Folks sometimes find it difficult to concentrate in my office – there simply is so much “stuff” to look at. Folks often need to come back multiple times before they can take it all in. I should probably go ahead and take some of my “stuff” home, but I do so love having it around me while I am at work. I find it both soothing and empowering.

Most of the faculty at the university have well-mannered offices that have all the books neatly aligned by subject, author, size, color…but not me. My office does not fit the mold, but it sure fits me. And I like that it is a crazy mish-mash of silly, fun and thoughtful “stuff” because I am “meandering to a different drummer” and I like that about me.

And while I, like my office, may be a lot to take in, over time I hope folks realize that I am worth the extra energy. Different is okay I think…at least it is okay in my little office in Minard Hall – please do stop by any time and meander with me.

Day one hundred and fifty-one of the new forty – obla di obla da


About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to Meandering to a different drummer…

  1. Abra La Mente says:

    I can relate! Sure glad I am not the only one & life would be too boring without the spice! Keep on meandering!

  2. jimlindlauf says:

    One’s personal space should be a reflection of the person: It sounds like yours is just that!

    By the way, the security code I have to enter to submit this comment is “membership dioxin.” It somehow seems appropriate in some weird way…

  3. Ms. C says:

    Thanks Abra & GFBison for the comments ~ I am just meandering back this way again. :-)

    P.S. Must be the “membership dioxin”…

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