When you are unemployed, you have to get out of your house/apartment/room. It keeps you sane and makes you feel like you are actually getting some work done. My choice spot is Panera Bread—free Wi-Fi, gingerbread bagels and an amazing chair with a cup holder, gorgeous view of the parking lot and footrest.
I can spend hours at Panera. I get there around 10am, sometimes I get a gingerbread bagel, sometimes I get dutch apple and raisin—I go crazy with it. Then I set up shop in my favorite chair, open the MacBook and get to work (while munching on a seasonally sensational breakfast). I work on my website, apply to jobs, unfortunately read about layoffs at varying companies, read more media news from Mediabistro, I WANT MEDIA, Gawker, etc. (and frequent CNN, obvi) find some freelancing opportunities and work on my current freelance projects. Before I know it, my tummy is grumbling, and it’s 3pm. (Here’s me in my fave lil’ nook at Panera.)
While trying to find some new resources, I stumbled upon some helpful sites on writing, freelancing and blogging.
If you find some useful info or something that really strikes you/teaches you something, let The Galley in on it!