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The Joys of Working From (Someone Else’s) Home

Posted in A Day in the Life, DIY Diva, Future Legends | 3 Comments »

One of the great things about working from home, and not in a corporate office, is working in natural light. I get an expansive feeling when I’m able to see the sky as I write, and it just feels good. I’m also only a room away from popsicles, but that’s another story!

The actual view that I have from my home desk isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t trade it any day for flourescent lights and unnecessary office politics.

My Home Office
My Beloved Home Office

The View from my Home Office

Another benefit about working from home is the ability to take your office with you. In the past week and a half, I visited Worthington, Massachusetts to visit my dear friend Lian, who originally introduced me to the wonders of working in natural light. As a fellow musician and independent music consultant, she’s been working from home for almost 10 years now, running her company Lotus Flower Productions in (mostly) natural light in various towns around the US. To tell you the truth, I’ve always coveted her lifestyle, and I’m so happy to be able to follow her inspiration.

Lian has a gift for natural beauty, and I have to share photos of her home office:

My View from Lian’s Home Office
(Notice the hand-picked wild flowers!)

Another Country View from Lian’s Home Office

Lian prefers country living, and she usually lives someplace with acres of open spaces. What a gift that is. I’m very much a city girl myself, but I’ve discovered an appreciation for the great outdoors, and I love to get away when I can.

And as she works from home, it was quite cool to bring my office with me and spend some quality time with her while she worked. I’d do my work in the morning, and spend the rest of the day hanging out or reading, which was a nice change of pace. We balanced it quite well actually, and I returned to NYC rested.

I’ve visited Lian’s home office in at least three towns so far, and her next move is to Austin, Texas. Can’t wait to see what her next home office looks like!

Brought to you by the Music Marketing Machine Course: July 16 – August 6, 2008 in NYC

3 Responses to “The Joys of Working From (Someone Else’s) Home”

  1. Katie Says:

    I think my favorite thing about working from home is the no-florescent light policy. Right now, the lights are off, and I have to hang heavy fabric in front of my window b/c there is so much light. I do think it gives me a natural glow, instead of that sickly white face feeling. Great pictures!!

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks, Katie! Having too much light in your apt is a problem many NYC-ers would love to have! Lucky you!

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