VIDEO: Office tour

Sivan Ayla Office Tour

Ever wonder what the inside of a blogger’s office looks like? Well, this is definitely NOT an accurate portrayal of that. Yes, I am a blogger, and yes, this is my office, but I hate to be the one to point out that I pretty much emptied the shit out of this room before we took these photos. Sorry if I just burst your bubble, but I just couldn’t take photos of my office with piles of lists, notebooks, boxes, samples, etc. laying everywhere.

It’s the sad truth but I just cannot pretend like my office looks this clean all the time. Pretty much the only time it looks like this (aside from photoshoots) is when I’m out of town and the office is essentially “closed.” Otherwise, 2 drinks (minimum) will be found on my desk, chapstick near my keyboard, 25 pens with the caps off, invoices, notes, bills, unopened mail, ugh!! However, I never leave my office a disaster at the end of my work day. There is nothing less appealing than sitting down to a sloppy desk the next day, so I make it my mission to clean up. When I’m in the middle of a project I’ll leave the essentials out but cups can go into the sink, scraps of paper tossed out, you get it.

So what IS an accurate portrayal of my office? Well, for starters, my dogs are always at my side. Sometimes under the desk, too (see Snap for proof). My shoe bookcase and gallery wall pretty much look that way always, and I do typically have some nice flowers on my desk to keep me “inspired” (aka, a good prop for taking pics). I also love having candles burning in any room I’m in for an extended amount of time. In other words, it’s ok to have a messy work space, in fact, if it’s too clean you might not actually be working. Kidding. But for me, when my office is the messiest it’s because I’m bombarded with work, and even though the mess sometimes gives me anxiety, I am thankful to be busy enough to have that mess. Always find the silver lining, right?

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