I’m a planner. Sometimes that can be a bad thing. I frequently succumb to what’s known as “paralysis by analysis.” G.I. Joe claims “knowing is half the battle.” For me, knowing I have this problem doesn’t always keep me from falling victim. But in the case of my new Nerd Cave, I made a conscious & disciplined effort to keep that side of me down. It’s not every day a guy’s wife tells him to take a whole room and do with it what he will (except, of course for hanging model airplanes) and I didn’t intend to squander the opportunity.
A couple of weeks after my wife gave me carte blanche, we sold the headboard and mattress. The room was empty. It was time to start making the “making it happen” part happen. I sat down with a pen and paper.