Well, actually, it is an hour commute if I include passing by my desk as I make my way downstairs to grab a cup of coffee, read the paper, and then reluctantly make my way back up the stairs to start my workday. The bottom line is this....I don't have to get gussied up (i.e. put on make-up, wear worky clothes). I can stop for a cup of tea or coffee or grab a snack when I feel compelled. I can stop to pet the dogs. I can go for a walk in the middle of a project. I can throw in a load of laundry. I can peruse my favorite blogs for inspiration. Sounds awesome, right? Here's the problem. My work area is a mess! This is why the post is titled "30 Second Commute: Part 1". I want to transform my workspace so that it is a comfortable place to work. I want to organize my papers, recycle old documents, hang some new pictures. Perhaps I'll even find the energy to paint my space. I am posting the "before" pictures to hold myself accountable. Let's hope you get to read "Part 2" in the not too distant future!