Post # 46
Would it be possible for you to use some of the money you’d be saving to rent a desk in an office space? I’m not sure if there’s places like that where you are but i’ve heard of there being big open plan office spaces where people who work alone can rent
Post # 47
- Wedding: July 2017 - State Park
I have SAD and it’s a huge deal how much my mood is impacted by light.
That said, for the savings and how temporary it sounds (round up, figure two years)… get one or two of the best sun lamps they make and prioritize getting outside in the morning and afternoon. I know it’s easier said than done. But a 10-15 minute walk around the block twice a day can make a big difference for me. Go out for longer on the weekends and especially in summer. Sunrise alarm clock, too. You said you work from home, can you move that to a cafe or library with good natural light?
An easy route to $15k in the bank is hard to pass up. But SAD is no joke. If it were me, I’d probably go for it.
Post # 48
sarahparkview : SAD is no joke, you’re right. There are nearby cafes and I could go to the library. Darling Husband also offered for me to work from his office a few days a week but can’t do that everyday.
I think my big concern is that my current home office area doesn’t have a window and whenever I feel anxious or depressed I walk over to our big beautiful Eastern facing windows in the living room with sky views to “reset” in a way. I am nervous about not having that access to sunshine. I can walk outside, but it’s not the same as having it in your own home, you know. Especially in the winter when it’s frigid outside. I honestly don’t know what to do. I feel really silly but I broke down crying to Darling Husband this morning about it all.
Post # 49
goldenbrown : I think that the emotional unrest this is causing you should be a sign. And as a mother of two, the last place I want to be trying for a baby, carrying a baby, or bringing a baby back to, is a dark, depressing apartment—that’s bad for everyone. There are always opportunities to save money on rent, but it’s a quality of life question.
Post # 50
As I sit in my dungeon office with no windows anywhere, I just wanted to say I feel you. You never realize how much you took natural light for granted until it’s taken away.
Post # 51
I’ve had apts in NYC with and without sun/views and if I were you I would take the nicer place that’s cheaper. Take a walk after work every day around 3 blocks and you will be just fine. Being outside in the actual sun is better than having it coming in.
Post # 52
janedoe27 : Thanks. This isn’t my first in a dark apartment. Almost a decade ago I lived in the east vill in a windowless bedroom that also had no windows in the living room/kitchen (roommates’ rooms had the only windows) it was miserable sometimes but it was cheap and I made it work. It also forced me to be more social and spend more time outside of the apartment, which I’ve had problems with becoming a hermit/not leaving my apartment for 24hours or more straight in the past few years. I’m nervous but then I think of all that money we’d save…