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  • Writer's pictureJen Schmaltz

Where the Magic Happens

Updated: Apr 11, 2018

This is my desk... where the proverbial magic happens. Among the design and branding magic this week: a brand-spanking new website for little ol' me. Jen Schmaltz Boutique Design Studio.

But back to my desk.

It was my Dad's. And it is one of my most prized possessions.

Not because it is fancy-schmancy or super valuable, but because it has a history, patina and legacy that make it absolutely priceless.

Without getting too schmaltz-y (but hey, that is my name) with Dad gone, working at his desk feels like he's with me every time I pull up my chair and start up my computer.

The many surface marks of the ghosts of projects past, first from Dad's notes on budgets and sales plans and now the imprints of design sketches from my first full year in business serve as daily reminders...

I'm finally doing what my father had always nudged me to do. Be an entrepreneur.

Thanks POP! I couldn't have done it without you, "our desk", and the legacy of encouragement that has transcended your lifetime.

I'm just hoping that some of Dad's wizardry with numbers and bottom lines is still infused in the wood-grain. I'll be sure to tap into that when my monthly book balancing comes 'round.

Where the magic happens...

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