One of the things children remind you of is that dreams really do come true. Sometimes in the trying, pushing, succeeding, and failing, it’s easy to lose sight of why you started in the first place. Last week, I moved into my new office in the backyard. This has been a dream of mine since I saw a similar writing studio in the backyard of one of my writing mentors more than six years ago.
I took a few pictures of my new workspace.
Here are three reasons why this move made sense.
- Eliminated my commute to a separate office. Working at home “worked” for almost two years. Then I decided I needed my own space. Not having to drive to an office will save time, gas, vehicle wear and tear, etc.
- Eliminated my existing office lease payment. Lowering fixed expenses should always be the goal of any freelancer. I can repurpose this money in a variety of ways.
- Eliminated distance from my family. One huge benefit to the freelance life has been the opportunity to organize my time so that I can spend it with my family. I have to admit I’m not always faithful in doing so. Nevertheless, I won’t get this time back, particularly with my young children. Working only steps away from them is a gift. This arrangement will help me treat it as such.
What dreams are you waiting to realize? What’s holding you back from taking the next step today?
Ben Stroup is a content activist in a post-paragraph world. He is chief broker of opportunity at Ben Stroup Enterprises. Connect with Ben via email, Twitter, and Google+. Subscribe via email to learn how to use content to move people to action.