Sharing Creative Workspaces: A Project from WeWork


Even after almost two years of blogging, I still haven’t really shared the space that inspired all my posts. Recently, I’ve stumbled online and discovered this very cool company called Wework and they are co-working companies whose mission is to “create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.” Anyway, bibbidi bobbidi boo, here I am, being inspired to share my workspace or shall I say my world.

I don’t have a specific workspace. That’s one of the advantages of working from home. I can work anywhere in the house. But seeing that I need to be able to simultaneously looking at two computers, I don’t have a lot of options, either my room or the kitchen counter. I pick my room.

My room is my favorite spot in the whole house, after all, it is my room. It’s small, cozy, and I have everything set up just the way I like it to be.

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DSCF9606As you can see, I got my two laptops, bottles of water, and small metal shelf. I’ve got everything I need. If I’m just composing a blog post or story, I typically use my old laptop sitting in front of me. It’s 5 years old but it still works. The new laptop is for work and watching online videos. My old laptop often freezes when I watch videos.

The bottles of water? That’s because I don’t want to run up and down the stairs to get a drink. It’s sometimes exhausting. Also, after my mother purchased the water cooler and my aunt and cousin came to town, I started refilling my bottles at school. The water there just taste so much better. Of course, that will be a story for another time.

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Oh, and remember this guy? Yeah, I keep it right behind me in case I needed it. I’ve been having some back and neck trouble lately, 😦 probably from spending long hours turning my head between computers. It helps sooth the ache just a little but it doesn’t really do much.

The Laz-boy sofa bed and the square coffee table that used to hold the TV. See what I mean about the mirror-glass?

Well, that basically wraps up. I stay in my room all day working and writing but at rare times, when I’m feeling a bit bored in my room, I’d then go down to the living room couch with my computer to write or plug it into the TV via HDMI and watch a movie.

In the email, Emma also asked me, if I could, what I would add to create my ultimate dream space work environment. There are a few things I’d like to change about my current setting.

For one, my room can always use a fresh coat of paint in a different color instead of this green and some artistic design, not by me of course but by an actually artist. A bigger room. With the queen bed taking up most of the room, it feels a little claustrophobic sometimes and I have to be extra careful maneuvering my way from my computer to the shelf. Otherwise, I’ll get jabbed by my foot-board’s sharp edges.

Another thing… A bigger and less wobbly computer desk along with a more comfortable chair. The chair I have now is heavy and with me sitting on it, it leaves a permanent mark in the new carpet.

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It’s raining outside. Ugh, why does the weather has to toy with me every time I have to go to a Toastmaster meeting? I didn’t want to go but my mother’s urging I go and return all the stuff. I’ll probably do the daily prompt later today but chances are, it’ll be fiction and won’t be on this blog. We’ll see.

3 thoughts on “Sharing Creative Workspaces: A Project from WeWork

  1. Your workspace/room looks like you have it organized really well. When we spend so much time at the computer, it helps to have it arranged like we want. I have a corner of the living room here, and truth? It’s messy…with sticky notes, and books, and notebooks, and candles, and incense, and usually one cat or another up here keeping me company! Hope your weekend is going good, and have a Merry Christmas, Yinglan! 🙂

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