My wife had a great idea for Christmas. Her gift for me was a monthly subscription to a local coworking. We talked pretty often about my difficulties of working from home, especially when the schedule of our kids was pretty hectic. Her gift was perfect.
I admit I was a bit skeptical. For a number of reasons my main machine is now a Mac Mini, which I wouldn’t move back and forth. My secondary machine is a Mac Book Air 11”, great for conferences but not ideal for working. Or so I thought. The second concern was related to the commute. It’s around twenty minutes, so forty minutes a day.
I couldn’t be more wrong about my concerns.
The commute turned out to be a chance to discover and listen to new podcasts, which I’d have archived had I worked from home. And the less powerful machine? Turned out to be a great means to stay focused on one task at a time.
The best part is that the coworking is right near the sea, and I love the sea during winter. I had so many inspiring walks.
I am probably going to renew the membership, even if I will go just once a week. It’s good to change air sometimes.