Things have never been busier for me and it’s quickly becoming the most exciting time of my life. With new projects knocking on the door almost every day and a HUGE one just about to take off (stay tuned), the back half of 2016 is stacked full of to-do lists and ideas to nurture. It’s a good feeling to put your fingerprints on a project and to know that nothing is going to hold you back as long as you hustle. The life of a freelancer can be scary at times but the adrenaline of truly being the maker of your own path is a remarkable feeling.
With the launch of the brand new Lululemon shop on Queen Street West, a bright and inspiring new space within its confines was introduced to the city as well. Lululemon has included a workspace in the back of their shop that allows creative freelancers like me to drop in, grab a coffee, check out the collection and post up on the comfy couches and work away on bringing my projects to life. The Lululemon brand always been an active player in the community with wellness classes and running groups so it comes as no surprise that they would find another way to bring the community together with such an inviting space.
Outfitted with a half dozen tables, sprawling sofas, lounge chairs and even a ping pong table, the space has as much functionality as it does natural light. The vibe is minimal, wide open and pretty chill so it was easy to get the routine of stopping by and checking a few things off my to-do list. As a freelancer it’s sometimes a challenge in itself to simply find a place to work. I find a lot of coffee shops can be engaging and inspiring but sometimes really distracting with all of the rift-raf that stumbles in and out all day long. Finding a space that is equally inspiring as it is productive is a blessing so the Lululemon Hustle workspace has quickly become my go-to when I’m on the west side of Yonge Street.