My third design wound up being my choice of themes — I call it Steampunk Chic. Steampunk denotes Science Fiction and Victorian Romanticism with whimsy. It is an artform that celebrates the absurd and the different. It also relates so perfectly to the subjects I teach in Literature and Composition. I would be able to incorporate authors, poetry, sea monsters, and robots all in the same room. Chic denotes my desire to make it feminine and “me.” I spent the good portion of May debating the color. After surveying most of my friends around school, I decided to take their advice and paint it in my favorite color, so that being in this space would make me happy every day. I chose Coral Passion from Valspar. It does indeed make me happy every time I enter this space.