I've been doing freelance design work from home for the last couple of months, and while I absolutely love the lushness and tranquility of living in Brooklyn, I'm finding that I struggle to maintain focus during the day in such calm and pleasant surroundings. So I had to mobilize. The past week may have been the first time ever that I've written more code outside my normal working environment than inside it. Thanks to CafeNet, I now have a much larger internet bill, but the upside is that I have been much more productive, have access to much better coffee, and am even enjoying my work more.
Perhaps it's been etched into my work habits from my days at The package and various other Wellington design studios, but I actually seem to get more done when I'm surrounded by noise, movement and chaos than not. Might seem strange, but it's just how it is for me. I think from now on I will start using my home office space for creative and experimental research and a bit of musical creation, while making all those big and boring client tasks happen anywhere, anytime. Let's see how it pans out.