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So for the past five months I've kind of been living like a hermit.
I started my own software company, JUUN Software, and did everything from home.
But I've just signed a contract for a flexible workplace for two days a week (or four half days)
So starting Monday I'll be taking my laptop to "the office" and I'll sit with some random strangers from different companies who all rent a workplace there.
It's about 20 minutes from here by bike or 5-10 minutes by car, so I'm taking my bike.
Should be fun
It's not at WeWork.
It's a local initiative that now has a building with some offices and they're renovating an old coach house with some extra offices and some flexible work places.
So for the coming months I'll be working in a temporary room which isn't half as nice, but at this moment it's better than being home alone all week
I could get used to it...
Yeah, working from home is great...
Unless it's every day. For five months. And you live alone
Some people don't need as much social interaction as others.
I've been working from home for over 12 years now, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
I especially don't miss the 70+ km (each way) commutes I used to have, especially since traffic's only gotten worse during that time.
Myself, my boss and coworkers keep in touch daily with email/Skype/Teams/such alternatives, and none of us feel like we need a common office. Especially now when most of "our own" resources (such as source control, and various VMs, which used to be behind a problematic VPN) are now on the cloud.
Yeah, I've been doing it for around 12 years now. It's nice until your business partner shows up every other day 'cause your office is better than theirs and 'we need to work together' which translates to 'stop what you are doing and help me'.
Not much of a dream after five months anymore...
No one to share idea's with or to learn from.
I live alone, I work alone, I eat alone, I sleep alone.
I'm an introvert if ever there was one, so some weeks I'd only see my parents because I eat there every Friday night.
That's A LOT of loneliness even for me
Besides, I'm always at home or always at work.
It makes coming into a working vibe quite difficult.
A change of scenery and some people may be a nice break.
And it's a bit of networking as well.
Who knows what'll come from that