startup grind

As a startup, you can work from home. Or if you’re like me, you can’t.

free co-working space londonIf you would have told me two years ago that I’ll be running around London eagerly looking for free co-working space, I would’ve laughed in your face and told you to buzz off. What a corporate never appreciates is just how much easier life is when you have a place to work from every day, away from the confinement of your home, away from the clutter of your room.

After a bit of research, I had it all planned out strategically as a mix between libraries, my former university, some hustling in co-working spaces to get a month (or maybe more) for free, a few coffee places nearby my house and these two free co-working spots I found in Shoreditch.

Little did I know that I would randomly start with the latter and would helplessly fall in love with something that had literally been in my face since before I even moved to London properly. Thinking about all the wasted opportunities of signing up here over the last year and three months, I can only imagine that this was probably a small miracle waiting to hit me when I needed it the most. When somebody asked me at the induction session why I am there, I told him I just can’t stand working from home anymore.

It’s not about the lack of space, the location of my place or the absence of coffee shops nearby. It’s just that I like working among people. Look at me, sitting here on my first day, waiting for my colleague to arrive and already putting out some writing just because I see other people working. I love this environment, I truly do.

So cheers to the new week and cheers to London for being so expensive and yet having the decency to offer some gems when you know where to look.

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