I'm excited to kick off a new series I'm calling STL spotlight. Our city has so many amazing restaurants, family activities, parks, and more. Even if you're not from St. Louis, I hope you'll enjoy reading about our visits to these favorite destinations. Today, I'm sharing a little bit about the co-working space I recently started working at!
As a person who has worked at home for a few years now, I'll admit that I was nervous about how having a baby would shake things up. I knew that I wouldn't get anything done if I tried to stay home with Claire, and I hated almost every daycare I toured (also, daycare is CRAZY expensive.) Luckily, we were fortunate enough to find a babysitter that we really love. I didn't want to be constantly over her shoulder though, so towards the end of my maternity leave I looked into finding a co-working space.
(all photographs of Nebula by Corey Lucas, see his portfolio here!)
I have to admit, so far I've REALLY loved it. Working at Nebula is kind of like studying at the library in college - it's a cooler than average space with lots of like-minded folks typing away on Mac books. Mostly creatives, lots of freelancers, and there's always a pot of coffee at the ready. You can work at a large table or a multitude of desks, and on a set of big white leather couches. Music is always playing on vinyl from an old record cabinet they've installed, and if you need to take a break or hit refresh on your creative reserves, there are pool & pinball machines. Since it's located on Cherokee Street (arguably the coolest neighborhood in St. Louis right now) there's a row of great restaurants and coffee shops nearby, and it makes for a great starting point for a lunchtime run. Sometimes it can be hard to get much done at our apartment with Claire to distract me (she's just too cute to ignore) so I've even used it as a place to get blogging done on the weekends. I can't recommend it enough to anyone who works at home and has been looking to get out of the house more. The memberships are insanely reasonable (like, $50/month) and I've really benefited so much from working there!