While freelancers know the isolation that can go hand-in-hand with the freedom of working from home, the pandemic has enlightened the rest of us to it also.
And with ongoing lockdowns, it looks like pyjamas at the ‘office’ in the kitchen are here to stay for a little while longer.
But if all this time alone is taking its toll, then The Co-Working Club has your name all over it.
In a bid to banish the loneliness that comes with colleague-free zones, they offer a supportive community for females who want to work for themselves not by themselves.
It’s like having a whole network of staff you can check in with to lift each other up.
Despite having started in a pre-Covid world in 2019, the group’s ethos could not resonate more than in today’s world as they aim to connect like-minded people seeking support.
Chatting about her initiative, founder Jessica Berry says the inspiration came about after discovering that working from home wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Jessica said: “It might sound cheesy to say that The Co-Working Club has changed my life but in so many ways it’s true.
“Before it I felt lost and alone, constantly wondering if I’d made the right decision taking the leap into the world of self-employment.
“Since kickstarting the meet-ups they’ve given my week structure, motivation and a big old dose of community.”
Jessica also believes that being surrounded by a group of creative women fuels her to experiment more within her own business and helps push her through the difficult times.
She added: “It’s so easy to forget what it’s like to work alongside other people when you’re self-employed but I honestly can’t recommend it enough.”
The club offers a variety of olive branches to anyone in need, including chat groups so that people can share advice; weekly video calls to spur on networking opportunities; wellness check-ins hosted by mental health experts; and buddy systems to help newbies settle in.
There is also an online ‘Friday Fizz’ get-together, which tbh is enough to peak our interest.
To join the party, click here: The Co-Working Club.