Babysitting Part 2

January 30, 2013

I didn’t have to clean up dog poop today, hooray!

I’m eager to get back to the days of getting writing done at Starbucks, where I do my best work by far. It’s difficult to write in an environment that I’m not familiar with. Say what you will about Starbucks and its (how do you say?) shoddy coffee, it’s become my workspace.

The problem with unfamiliarity is that it’s distracting. The particular Starbucks I go to has become familiar; I know every inch of the customer area, so nothing catches my eye. I can tune out every person that I’ve seen before, and even the music seems more faint over time.

Environmental changes like the one that will continue for me until Friday prove that finding a workspace is crucial to getting things done. It’s easy to become distracted when everything around you is new, and while life can force you to change workspaces, try to find a place and stick to it as long as you can.

Regular “editions” should resume on Friday.


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