All That Light
The craziness of opening Peerless has finally started to die down. It’s becoming fun. There is more of a rhythm to it. We are starting to breathe a bit … well, almost.
I love working at Peerless. I love the high ceiling, the white walls, the huge windows, the view of the park and the people walking their dogs, even the boxiness of it and—I am almost ashamed to say—the grocery store florescent lighting. I know! Who would have thought? Something about all that light is so nice, though.
There is an airiness about the space; it gives you room to think big. The place is just over 1,500 square feet. All told, it’s about the same size as our house packed into one rectangular room.
My favorite thing is that we are becoming a place where people gather. We’ve eaten Indian food with friends while working on epic art projects. We have gotten to know Wanda while she painted her beauty in our space. Brit has started co-officing with us. Cale’s become a good friend and been working on projects with Caleb. Gerard popped by yesterday to paint because he didn’t want to work at home alone. Mandy borrowed our computer to finish an InDesign project the other day. Last night I hosted my women’s solopreneur group there. That’s not to mention all the drop ins—all the people we meet through just being there every day with regular hours. It’s like people who are interested in similar things and hopefully a similar way, are drawn to the energy of the space. I love that.
Last week Caleb had a work project in Minneapolis so we went up together to get out of town for a bit. On Friday, we drove 4 more hours north of the city, to Janna and Dwight’s cabin (um, I mean amazing house) up on the north shore of Lake Superior. Ying and Miao came, too. That weekend was pure heaven. We rock-hunted, hiked, relaxed with dear friends, laughed a ton and slept so well. It was a much-needed break. We were sad to leave after just two days.
Caleb and I walked into Peerless the first day after getting back, extremely tired and grumpy from the previous night’s travel (and an unfortunate 2:30 am tire blowout). But as soon as we sat down to work, we smiled, looked at each other and said, “It feels good to be back.”
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