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Display Name: dyana
Member Since: 8/19/10

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That is a tough situation. It sounds like you have a lot of equipment that can't be hauled to a local library or even Kinko's.

My experience, when I lived in a studio and often worked from home, is that it just kind of stunk and I had to learn to get used to it. It was hard to discipline myself to get working, and even harder to relax in the same space. What helped a little bit was sort of training myself in a Pavlovian way... putting on headphones becomes a signal to me that it's time to get down to business. And putting on flannel pajamas is a signal that it is time to relax.

Ultimately, though, the best solution was getting a larger apartment with a space I could designate for work... although I still find myself with my laptop in bed on occasion. Just focus on creating good work habits (reward yourself when you finish something, for example) and hope that the hard work will pay off with more money which you can put towards a larger space or splitting a studio.

Working From Home: How Do You Separate Live/Work?
8/1/11 05:03 PM

I also had to comment on the fantastic pants. Good luck with the floor.

What To Expect When Removing A Floor
9/9/10 03:15 PM

Boston has a lot of different neighborhoods with different qualities, and I think you will be happiest settling in if you find a neighborhood that suits your wants/needs. There are some descriptions here but they are really just a start, and I think some people might disagree with some: http://www.city-data.com/forum/boston/32713-boston-neighborhoods.html

The description of Somerville (has a lot more than just highways and bus routes) is lacking, for instance... west Somerville has a lot going on in Davis Square and the residents tend to be younger and kind of hippie-ish, though much of east Somerville is more old school. Spring Hill in the middle can be kind of quiet and not too expensive.

Great Places to Find Rentals in Boston?
Good Questions

9/7/10 07:41 PM

My friends never expect any gifts at their housewarmings, but I like to bring a little something anyway. If I know they like plants, I usually get them one - something easy to take care of. Everyone seems to appreciate another plant to cheer up a room. If they don't have a green thumb, a bottle of wine does nicely.

I think registering for a housewarming party would be tacky, but maybe if I ran in a social circle where the host provided a 3-course catered meal at the event, I'd feel differently.

Did Someone Say Housewarming Party?
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8/19/10 02:32 PM