This month’s featured member is
Cre8tive Content Works, LLC
Blooming Women asked Laurie:
“What do you love best about having your own business?”
The flexibility it offers me. Some people thrive in a traditional office environment, with predictable working hours and the perks that come with being an employee (benefits, paid vacation, etc.). I’m just not one of those people. I get restless if I have to show up at the same place at the same time, day after day. Being a morning person, I like to get up early, have a strong cup of coffee, and launch right into my work. People sometimes ask me, “Don’t you miss the camaraderie of an office” or “How do you stay focused when you work from home?” Yes, what I do (writing) can be isolating, but I just schedule some social time — a class at the gym, or lunch with a friend. As to the latter question, I find working at home less distracting than working in an office environment, where there’s a lot of noise and interruptions. I have a separate home office, with windows on three sides. When I close the door, I can easily shut out the rest of the world and write, uninterrupted, for 4 or 6 hours at a stretch.