One of the many reasons I have decided to pursue a career as a writer, is because it gives me the freedom to work from home. If you have read my previous posts, you will know that my mental and physical health, continues to prevent me from being able to work. At least in the conventional sense of the 9 to 5 workplace environment.
Writers, so the stereotype goes, are not the most sociable of people. It’s another one of the reasons I am attracted to it I guess! However, I am aware that whilst freelance writing it is a fantastic solution to my work problem, I must be careful not to isolate myself too much. I still need to make sure I challenge my anxiety and not succumb to the urge to hibernate in my pyjamas.
Therefore, I am on a mission to look for nice cafes, where I can sit and write. Even if it’s just getting out for an hour a day. This will also help me to become reacquainted with Eastbourne. Despite being here for almost 8 months now, I haven’t really explored much.
To keep me motivated, I am going to turn this into another writing exercise and create a ‘Writers Café’ review series. Every time I find a place that I really enjoy writing in, I will post a review here. Of course, this will be very subjective. What makes a perfect writing spot for me won’t necessarily be the same for others. In thinking about what makes a good writing spot for me, I’ve defined the following things as important.
- Quality of my favourite hot drinks – Flat white with soy or oat milk / Green Tea
- Seating – comfortability, space, plug sockets, outside space
- Friendliness of staff
- Ethos – independent or chain
- Noise – music or no music
- Toilet – ease of access, gender neutral – (very important to me for my trans siblings)
- Food choice and price
This may well change as time goes on and I chalk up a few reviews. It’s a work in progress, like all good things in life! I will update soon with my first review!