My Workspace

            When it comes to workspace it can be quite cluttered (See A1). Inevitably after a while there is no spot on my desk that isn’t occupied. Most notably with messy cables behind my computer and some things I occasionally use to fix things around my room that breaks (See A2). I can however still work even with the mess around me and it’s even easier to find stuff sometimes.

            How I think when working in that workspace though can be improved somewhat. At times I can be very unfocused which doesn’t get things done as efficiently as possible, though I feel that I end up having more to write about while working on a messy desk (TheHuffingtonPost, 2013). To that end I use the TV monitor as a second screen to allow myself more workspace when working on my computer (as I’m doing right now while I type) (See B2). I have found out that I work more efficiently when I clean my desk but I don’t know if that’s from working in a cleaner workspace (See B1). I’d say that’s most likely because the environment feels new at first. The only thing that always remains is the messy cables but I can’t really do much about that.

            In my personal opinion though, I like to have a messier workspace. The quality of my work ends up better overall if I work a bit slower. It feels like my personal space.  Much like wood that isn’t perfect, it ends up having more character. Some of the most famous people in general had messy desks (Tate, 2015). The one thing that I really want to do when I get the chance is make wooden shelves and place them in my room so my floor is easier to walk on and get rid of my dresser which I don’t really like.


Tate, A. (2015, May 29). 5 reasons creative geniuses like Einstein, Twain and Zuckerberg had messy desks – and why you should too – design school. Retrieved October 14, 2016, from Creativity & Psychology,
TheHuffingtonPost (2013, August 9). Why A cluttered desk is good for your creativity. Huffington Post. Retrieved from


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            My name is Anel Begić. I moved to Dubai 11 years ago in 2005 from my home-country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had a lot of trouble in school when I first came to the UAE as my English was quite basic and for the first time I left behind the people I knew. My initial problems were most likely the result of moving to a completely different country at such a young age (Hausman and Reed, 1991). Dubai and Lukavac, the town where I was born, are completely different. Lukavac is a small industrial town (“Zvanična web stranica,” 2012) whereas Dubai is a high-tech metropolis.

            My primary and high school years, in Emirates International School Meadows (EISM) are a blur to me because I really didn’t fit in there for the most part. I made a lot of mistakes there that I regret now, but they made me into the person I am today. I finished grade 11 in EISM and then I took different classes for a year to make me better at dealing with life. Best of all, volunteering at K9 Friends before coming to SAE.

            For now I have no solid future plans, but when someone asks me I always say “post-production” as an easy answer. As a result of attending SAE, I plan to form a solid conviction for my yet unknown path in life. The initial reason I decided to go SAE is because I like music and desire to restore my old cassettes to save that precious history on them. And recently I found many amazing songs that excellent artists made which inspired me to work really hard. Doing my best to make a name for myself one day so people listen to what I have to say when it comes to music.


Hausman, M. S., & Reed, J. R. (1991). Psychological issues in relocation: Response to change. Journal of Career Development, 17(4), 247–258. doi:10.1007/bf01359142

Zvanična web stranica. (2012). Retrieved October 1, 2016, from