"I'm outta here" & "Office life"
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I'm outta here
April 01, 2005
I've really suffered from having to stay in my office this winter. The grey weather in particular hasn’t done much to entice me out. Not only have I found it hard for the first time in five years to be in the same four walls so much, but I've also felt very lonely. The fact that two of my close friends who used to work nearby and who I used to see regularly for lunch/coffee/a nice chat, changed jobs a few months ago hasn’t helped; I hadn't realised that their company, however piecemeal sometimes, made a big difference to me.
However, now that spring has arrived, I've decided
to do something about it. A few weeks back, a client
who has become a friend told me about office space
in Brighton that she rents along with other freelancers.
I went to see it this week and really liked it.
Apart from being a very nice space, with a 2GB broadband
connection, office dog and other people, it’s in
my favourite Brighton area (the North
Laine). It’s also two minutes from
I'm quite nervous, as it's a massive change for me (getting dressed in the morning?? going past my front door??), and I sometimes wonder whether I really should spend money on an office when I have free space at home. However, I think that my quality of life will improve massively; I'll let you know!
May 19, 2005
So it's been a month since I moved to my new office. I can say without hesitation that it was an inspired decision; my quality of life has improved no end and my work has benefited from it. I thought I'd make a list of the things that have made a real difference to me:
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