Sunday, April 18, 2010
Yes, we moved our office this week to this beautiful Cass Gilbert building downtown St. Paul a few yards from Mears Park in Lowertown.
The photo is the front entry of the Gilbert Building, my office is the far left corner window on the fourth floor. It is so wonderful to be in this building to have windows and a private office. We loved our former office - we were in that building for seven years - now we are moving not just to new physical space but to a new developmental stage of our business and our partnership.
I expect to meet new people and I am ready. I am joining the YMCA, which is a half block a way and on the skyway - it is newly remodeled and has a pool and lots of cool classes. The park is steps away from the front door for a quick walk or a picnic lunch. There are lots of downtown restaurants, places to walk, and a larger, more lively neighborhood. I am ready for new friendships, new experiences and yes, some male companionship. It will all unfold as it is supposed to.
This is a photo of Mears Park - lovely isn't it? It has a stream running through it and there is lots of music and art and other fun things happening in this little urban park. Our move is a transformation of light and space. Our former office did not have windows to the outside - it was in another old historic building with a "mall" type feel with windows out into only the interior hallway. Now natural light floods the space - my business partner's office is next door to mine (the next big window to the right.) The front of the office is also all glass and the center conference room is glass on both ends. It has a full kitchen with a neat breakfast bar and even a dishwasher. I will take photos to post soon.
J and I both feel the new space is going to bring new edges, new people, new energy, new business and new beginnings to us personally and professionally. Here's to new things in the air.
I am taking some time off work too!! Next week - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday with the weekend in between. I don't know what I am going to do but one thing I am NOT going to do is work! I need some downtime. I need some time to walk, to write, to reflect, to do a spa day, to do whatever I want.
Happy Sunday - it is a beautiful day in my backyard. More to come................