So this is where I do most of my working these days. On any given weekday when I don't have a reason to leave the house, this is what I'll look like. I'm in a big cozy sweater, yoga pants or PJs, my hair is unwashed and undone and I'm generally sitting cross-legged. The couch and our big leather ottoman have become my workspaces. Some days, there are so many papers strewn about that you can't even see the couch cushions.
While I was in Edmonton a few weeks back, Ian moved a desk into the living room, so that I could have a proper workstation, but, for some reason, I always find myself drawn to the couch. I think part of it is that it's super cushy and cozy and the other part is it gives me a ton of room to spread out. The other thing is my desk is missing a proper chair. I'm currently using one that makes me sit too low for the desk. As a shorty, I find this to be a challenge with all chairs that don't have an adjustable height lever thingy.
So, anyway, what I do on this couch is call people for interviews, do research and write. Yesterday, my second edition of Snow Zone came out. If you're interested in reading about the snowball battle national championships or people wearing helmets on the ski hill, check it out. This week I'm working on what could be a pretty epic piece on Movember. I'll keep you posted if it pans out, you might just want to see it!
Remember how I was super nervous about working from home? Well, although I've had a few bad days of mad procrastination, I've actually done fairly well. I'm finishing my work on time and I've had my freelancers work edited and ready to go well before it needs to be. So, it turns out, I am capable of this whole working from home in my PJs thing. Yay!
UPDATE: AND, not only am I capable, I am totally taking advantage of the fact that I have an "office" to myself. How, you ask? Well, this morning, I've been celebrating good news with solo dance parties to bad '90s beats. Yup. I'm awesome! And, so is working from home.
Do you ever work from home? What's your workspace situation? Do you need a desk or can you sprawl out on the couch?