Working from Home — a Double-Edged Sword

I've been working remotely for about six–seven years. It's a fantastic lifestyle choice, that I highly recommend to anyone who finds working in an office to be a struggle.

However, there are some downsides to working from home that I've been considering lately. Namely, the lack of social interaction throughout the workday.

When I first started working remotely, I was quite worried about this, so I signed up immediately for a local coworking space where I could be surrounded by peers.

Much to my surprise, about a month into it, I stopped showing up to the coworking space entirely. I much preferred just working from my home office, instead.

I'm in a weird place now — a big part of me feels like I'd thrive in a social workspace environment, but at the same time, I know my workflow wouldn't work well in that environment. For example, I often take breaks from working during the day to make music. I couldn't do that away from my home studio.

I miss working with others though, sometimes.

Thoughts & Musings: a (Public) Journal

A collection of hand-written essays by Kenneth Reitz.