Make it Happen Monday: The final reveal

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series #MakeitHappenMonday

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks taking back my Mondays by challenging my creative self to redecorate my office into an inviting workspace. For months I’ve had little projects in mind, things I wanted to do, but because they weren’t necessary, they were always pushed to the bottom of the list. With #MakeitHappenMonday, I chose to push this project back up to the top and create the space I wished for.

Renovating my office for Make it Happen Monday with Motrin

I chose this task because I wanted my office to be a comfortable space that would inspire productivity. I became a transient in my own home, floating from couch to couch until my desire to work began to suffer.

While working on this project, I learned that it is important to move my own desires to the top of the list now and then. I also learned that in so doing, I am not turning my back on the rest of my family. I am just taking the time to fill my own bucket so I can keep going.

I had a couple of obstacles to overcome.

The first was time. Some days I have extra time to get some extra things done, but most of my days are full. So fitting in my own project took some additional balancing and communicating. Having a specific goal and time frame for the project helped because my family knew when I was busy and they were extremely supportive.

Another obstacle was the pain. After my first day of rolling paint and going up and down a ladder too many times to count, I hurt in places that I had forgotten about. Pushing through and continuing on became easier each time I did it. When I realized that the first roadblock is usually the toughest and it gets better each time, I kept going. In the end I was flying over my obstacles like a runner crushing a hurdles heat.

With each change, I was inspired to move on until I had my end result.

New office reveal for Make It Happen Monday with Motrin

Looking back to before I started, I see a world of difference. I no longer work in a blue room where the junk piles up. I work in my office, surrounded by inspiration and the things that make my entrepreneurial self sing.


I have a huge sense of accomplishment right now. I want to keep going. My husband just suggested that we give away our couch and chair at our garage sale and redo the living room because he doesn’t like sitting in it and I didn’t flinch. I’m ready to get started.


What projects do you keep moving to the bottom of your list? I’m still here and I want to know about them. Let’s #MakeitHappenTogether.

The best door stop ever. This is one of my favourite things in this room.

The best door stop ever. This little iron bird is one of my favourite pieces in this room.

Motrin supports Dress for Success with every #MakeitHappenMonday tweet

While you are making your own goals happen, share your journey on Twitter and use the hashtag #MakeitHappenMonday and Motrin Canada will donate $1 to Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization that offers long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. 

Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts, so that you can keep being the unstoppable woman that you are. Follow us on Twitter @MotrinCA for help and motivation through the aches and pains of improvement, or pass it on with hashtag #MakeitHappenMonday.

bloggermotrin(2)Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Motrin. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of McNeil Consumer Healthcare or its parent company Johnson & Johnson Inc.

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  • Betty Aug 12, 2015, 3:40 pm

    Big difference, love what you have done with your office.

    • Sheri Landry Aug 16, 2015, 10:30 pm

      Thanks so much. I love it too. Looks more … mine!

  • Miranda Jul 30, 2015, 4:24 pm

    Looks great Sheri! I love the asymmetrical chalk boards.

    • Sheri Landry Aug 10, 2015, 12:45 am

      Thanks Miranda, they are a lot of fun. The kids love putting their art on them too.