Day 8: What’s in a Desk?

What’s in my desk?  What does that reveal about me?  Here are a few quick thoughts from Day 8 of the 30-Day Blogging Challenge.

What could it possibly mean?
Lots of pens, hidden in various places, especially far in the backs of drawers where I forget about them.
I have a fear of losing pens.
One full tin of Altoids.
They don’t last long, especially once I start sharing with students.
Many empty tins of Altoids, filled with various small items (spare change, nuts and bolts, eraser caps, keys, etc.)
I like to reuse rather than discard, and I like to be organized.
Several packages of Crayola Markers, bought for 99 cents at Staples, probably ten years ago.
I love bargains, but hate to run out – so I hesitate to use them all.
One drawer of old class photos, knick knacks (gifts from students) and other assorted items.
I can’t let go of these.
Two screwdrivers
Just in case.  
Way too many boxes of staples that I swear I never ordered.
Just enough post-it notes for the year, various sizes and colors.
So essential.
Fishing line and clothes pins
Perfect for hanging charts by the windows.

I’ve come across a few other posts in this challenge where teachers have mentioned ditching their desks altogether.  I’m wondering if it’s time for me to do the same.  I wonder if I’d miss it.  I wonder what I’d gain by getting rid of it.  The thought has been with me for awhile, so I’m going to have to give it a try sooner or later.  In the meantime, I’ll start finding places for all of the contents.

cc image by Ben Adamson

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