It’s been almost three months now since I started full-time with Tell Lucy, and I’m getting used to the freelance life. Correction: I’m loving the freelance life. I work from home almost exclusively, give or take a meeting here or a coffee there. Aside from the (sometimes relentless) preowing of my content cats, it’s quiet in my home office, so I can hear the schwip of my pencil as I draft articles and make notes. It’s brilluous.
So when my husband suggested I look at WeWork – a shared office space for entrepreneurs and freelancers – I was slightly hesitant. Do I want to give up my lovely quiet private office? I ignored my concerns and hopped on my bike to visit the office space. It was freezing cold outside, so by the time I got there I had an unrelenting icitch and numb fingers. The WeWork sales rep – a bit of a shumpsky – asked me all sorts of questions, and was surprised at my quickcess when I told him I was in my third month of freelancing.
I cycled home via the gym, my selfivation being too strong to skip another day of training. As I spun away on the bike, I realized I had forgotten to eat all day (one of the downsides of freelancing alone at home) and suddenly felt starving. My mind wandered to thoughts of pizza, burgers and giant kapsalons… I took a big gulp of water and shook it off.
Back at the office, after relieving my hunger pangs with something far less greasy than I’d wanted, I sat back with my pencil, and listened to the schwip as I pymed. Do I want to give this up? I still don’t know.
- Schwip (n.) – the sound a pencil makes when it sweeps across the paper; the sound of writing with a pencil
- Pyme (v.) – to force a rhyme to make a poem work
- Quickcess (n.) – the speedy accomplishment of goals
- Kapsalon (n.) – a Dutch dish of fries, kebab meat and lettuce, topped with cheese and toasted
- Brilluous (adj.) – so splendid or magnificent that it’s difficult to believe
- Icitch (n.) – an itch brought on by extreme cold
- Selfivation (n.) – motivation brought on by a wish to take an attractive selfie
- Shumpsky (n.) – a laid back person; an over-familiar person
This week’s list is dedicated to my lovely office companion Zeus, who is a total shumpsky.
So are any of these brilluous? Which one’s the best?