Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Small business ownership has taught me that if you cannot adapt, you will not make it. As someone who has basically worn the same uniform since high school--sweatpants and Vans, change is not something I do easily. But, I am getting better at it.
A few months ago, I moved into a sweet little office space in South Portland. I love that cozy little space for in-person interviews. It feels more professional than having folks come to my home and having a sweet, but over-friendly little dog, demand to sit on your lap and share the microphone.
The downside of that cozy spot is that rent is $$ and when working from home is an option (doing remote interviews, editing, other business related tasks) being able to do laundry and walk the aforementioned dog mid-day is pretty convenient too.
So, what to do??
The answer, as of today, is this:
Stay in my current office space until the end of April 2023 when my lease is up.
Look for another cozy nook in Portland's Woodfords Corner/Deering Center neighborhoods that I can walk to from home, is quiet, clean, has nice neighbors, parking, and that is practically being given away. As long as I am putting things out into the universe, why not ask for all of it, right?!
Until a new space presents itself, continue conducting remote interviews from my home office and take the show on the road--meaning I will travel to do you to do in-person interviews in your home.
I am feeling a bit melancholy about leaving that South Portland space in a few months AND no matter where I end up, I will do my best to make our time and space together cozy and comfortable.
On that note, don't forget that we can spend time together in the convenience of your own home too. You can book remote and in-person interviews online.
Check out the new Storied audio card option for only $50.
It is a cost effective and meaningful gift that is worth thinking about as the holidays creep up on us...
I will keep you all posted on my whereabouts over the next few months. I don't know exactly where I will end up but I do know that I will keep moving forward and keep working to make you feel cozy and comfortable while sharing your stories with me.
Whether we are conducting interviews remotely, in the South Portland office this winter, or I come to you, let's just agree that we can wear sweatpants while doing so. Deal?!