When I walked out of my grey carpeted, grey walled, grey everything office on my last day of work, I knew I never wanted to be stuck in a corporate cubicle ever again. Ever. I started WhyDid while working that 9-5 (more like 8-8) job and made it my priority a year later. Sure, I wrote my first book at age ten, but I hadn’t even realized how much I enjoyed writing until over ten years later. I’ve now been fortunate enough to turn something I love to do, into what I do for a living.
While not having to report to an office sure has its perks (like wine at lunch), working from home can become pretty isolating. I don’t have to get dressed or even shower before making it from my bed to my computer. I don’t need to come in contact with humans on a daily basis if I don’t want to. And it’s fairly easy to get totally sidetracked. I have a beautiful apartment, but staring at the same four walls day in and day out can be less than inspiring. Luckily, I have a very special creative oasis just an elevator ride away. Arguably, I have one of the best rooftops in Manhattan. I can see in all directions, and being by the water allows for a little breeze, which is crucial during these oppressively hot summer days. I mean, there’s even WiFi. My only complaint? No electrical outlets, which only allows me to work for as long as my batteries will last. So, management, if you’re reading this…
top: Brandy Melville (similar), shorts: Brandy Melville (similar), sunglasses: Ray-Ban, bracelets: Alex and Ani, necklace: Nina Nguyen, shoes: Charles David, bag: Diane von Furstenberg (similar), dog: Smitty
Rough day at the office.
Photo credit: Michael Stiegler