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No, not THAT Michael Jackson, silly! I want to be my coworker Michael Jackson, university assessment guru and distance learning director extraordinaire.

Why, you ask? Well, besides the fact that he can do like twelve things at once, I walked into his office today. And it was pristine.

I know that he is under all sorts of pressures and deadlines, and there was nothing on his desk but his computer and a couple of neatly stacked folders. Ray LaMontagne was playing in the background. It was all zen-like in there, and it made me think that if I could trade offices with him for one day, I could probably be super duper productive.

This is as opposed to my office, which is… er… not so zen-like. I took a picture, just to be sure. Nope. No feng shui here. 

I would like to say that I’m going to do better, and I’m going to change, and make all these commitments – but the truth is, I’m not. I’ve tried it. I. Just. Can’t. Do. It.

So, all I can say is, hats off to you, Michael Jackson. You’re my hero. I want to be you.

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