Each comes with a cost — and benefits.
by Andy Scheer
“Do you want a roll-top desk?” my wife said. “Our neighbor is giving one away.”
There it sat. Massive. Oak. Free. And separated into moveable sections.
I hadn’t planned to replace my writing desk, but the opportunity was too good to miss. My son-in-law and daughter and I carried The Desk to my basement office.
I had to move every other piece of furniture. Assembly took more work than I imagined. A month later, I was still getting used to it.
Still, sitting here makes me feel more like a writer. Considering the project deadline that looms less than a month away, I’ll need that can-do attitude.
If I’d said no — to the desk or to that assignment — I’d have saved myself a lot of work. But regarding the desk, I’d have turned down something far better than I’d ever imagined. I hope the same proves true for the writing project.