Working From Malls

I love working from shopping malls. I was just telling Kassi the other day that they offer several advantages that suit me and my work style well. Doors open early. Easy access to restrooms. Most have at least some access to power; and free wifi, though I always tether. The ambient noise is generally at an appropriate level, though my current environment has somewhat more than the usual. More than anything I appreciate the large, wide open spaces and natural light that filters in through the ceiling glass. There’s something about that mix that enhances creativity, I think. Focuses attention. Did I mention coffee? Always access to coffee. And room, I suppose, to walk around on a short break at lunch, and interesting things to look at.

Good morning 🌞

…and good Monday! Summer really feels like it’s slipping away this morning, though it’s not particularly cool or fallish here in North Texas. Something about the light has changed, as my Kassi likes to point out. In any event, fall’s been on my mind lately. Last year was a complete bust, mostly rained out and washed away. I have hope for a better season this year, with more appreciation for the little graces, and far more time outdoors.

This morning I’m rediscovering an old hangout, a local coffee shop, and remembering why I used to like to come here so much. I had to give it up for a time as a morning work location due to the noise level getting completely out of hand, not to mention the obnoxious and blaring music choices that sadly became the norm, presumably in an effort, as unsuccessful as it was, to drive away all the obnoxious and blaring patrons. This morning we’ve returned to a smaller (though still respectable, and much more subdued) crowd, with soft jazz played at a merciful volume.

And the cappuccino is as excellent as always.

Fall is around the corner, and it’s time to turn the closet back into a fun place for my little one to hang out in.