While I love being self-employed, working from home isn’t always easy.
Sometimes, I’m super productive at home and can knock out tasks on my to-do list with ease. Other times, I get easily distracted and am unable to complete all the tasks I need to. Working for myself for the past 2.5 years has also taken a toll on me mentally, and I often find myself craving more social interaction during the workday. Which is why I love the co-working concept Industrious Alexandria, VA offers.
Whenever I’d work out of a coffee shop, I found that I was way more productive. However, that isn’t always an ideal setup. Sometimes I’d venture out to a coffee shop only to find that there were no seats available, or that all the outlets were taken up. I remember one day when I had to travel to four different coffee shops before I found one with enough seating and an available outlet! Parking downtown is also a nightmare, and I would have to move my car every couple of hours if I opted for street parking. I also rarely had any social interaction at coffee shops either, aside from ordering from a barista.
When the folks over art Industrious asked if I wanted to set up shop at their new Alexandria location, I knew I had to jump at the chance. Industrious offers shared office and co-working spaces for entrepreneurs and small businesses. I’ve tried out several coworking spaces during my blogging career, and Industrious is one of a kind: I love how upscale, yet approachable the space is, and how they bring their community together.