When I started my entrepreneurial journey last year I was working from home, this was OK but I felt as if I was going crazy. I was waking up, going to the local restaurant to eat, coming back, working all day with eating breaks in between. I felt trapped and really wasn’t enjoying what I was doing but I needed a way to make money to survive.
When I started over a year ago it was exciting at first, but eventually, I felt like a prisoner in my own home, I worked, relaxed and slept in the same room, it was my prison cell, I saw the same four walls day in day out. I felt trapped! At the time of starting I was living in Nonthaburi province which was a good hour outside the centre of Bangkok. My room contract didn’t run out for another few months so I had to stick it out.
Move Back To Bangkok
June was coming round, my contract was set to finish and I had the opportunity to move back into Bangkok, I chose Bangkok particularly because of the Coworking spaces. I had heard about a few but wanted to go for Hubba because it was close to the Onnut area which I was very familiar with. I had lived in and around the area for most of my 10 years in Thailand.
I planned which apartments I would look at, I got on my bike and spent the next 2 week looking at a lot of potential apartments which were close enough to Hubba Co-working space
. I settled on one, paid my deposit and I was ready to go.
It was a relief! I had found a place which I could now breath in, ironic that I was now in a more polluted area but still. I felt a new kind of freedom. Around the same time, I went to Hubba to actually see what the place was all about. My curiosity did not let me down, it looked perfect for what I needed, a space away from my room where I could knuckle down and get work done, I felt like a kid who just got his newest action man toy!
Co-Working at Hubba
Hubba is a place that I won’t forget easily, it’s pretty unique. It’s a house converted into a place of work. What I like particularly about the place is it has a garden which after an hour of work you can leave your work desk and walk around, take in nature and relax or if you love a bounce they have a trampoline which is great for getting rid of tension and getting your idea’s together.
It has given my work a whole new meaning, I have a dedicated place which I can go to just work, it’s like a breath of fresh air. You will never know the feeling until you try it.
One of the biggest things I have got from Hubba is meeting new people, I have not worked in a 9-5 environment for several years and I have forgotten the feeling of working with other people. Even though we are not working for the same company I feel like their my work colleagues. During breaks we go to the local coffee shop, eat lunch together, hung out after work and gained a good bond with them, always having a good laugh with each other, something I would have never had if I had been stuck at home.
I now feel more motivated to work and enjoy waking up every day, ready to take on the current project I have. The co-working spaces give me that opportunity and space to sink into the work I am doing and get so much more done than I would have done if I was working from home.
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