I am such a homebody. My perfect night is coming home from work, putting on comfy (yet stylish) sweatpants, busting out the copper mugs for Moscow mules, and watching Leslie Knope save the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up and trying the latest farm to table restaurant that pops in Lancaster and going to see musicals at the Fulton Theatre, but I am just as happy curled up on the couch with my fiancé and puppy.
As I’ve started doing more freelance work and writing over the last couple of months, I realized a few facts about myself:
- No matter if I am working from home or working from a local coffee shop, I have to get myself together. I feel better when I am freshly showered, wearing clothing I feel confident in, and have my sparkly notebook from the dollar section of Target in hand. Some people can totally roll out of bed and get work done (power to them) but I am not one of those people. When I’m feeling good, my work, attitude, and productivity improve.
- I find comfort and motivation working in the presence of others. I think this is why I like going to coffee shops so much. I don’t directly have to talk or really interact with anyone but I like looking around feeling connected to the woman sipping her latte that is almost too pretty to drink and the man searching for the perfect seat that has an outlet nearby so he can charge his laptop.
- This may seem like a no brainer, but I’ve been so much more productive when I have made a schedule and allotted time for certain projects. I am not a conventionally organized person so this is probably harder for me than it should be. It has really helped me plan and be efficient with my work and life in general.
Today, I am enjoying my work day from Copper Cup Coffee. I am feeling in my element with my iced coffee, coffee cake muffin, and the table of girls sitting next to me instagramming their breakfast sandwiches with no shame. My people.