The lease to my office/studio/showroom ends April 30th and I have been here for two years since I moved my store to the Limelight Marketplace. Since closing that Limelight shop April 2011, I have been working out of the showroom solely. This cozy little office I share with my best friend, Sima Schloss, who is a mixed media artist.Isn't it cozy and warm with great sunlight?Now, it's time to make a decision. I have been looking around to see what office/shared office/office sublet opportunities are available within my price range. I am going solo in my new office which is why I am price sensitive. I adore the Flatiron-Chelsea neighborhood, but if I want to cut my overhead, I need to move further north or south.Herein lies my dilemma. Do I try to save a couple hundred dollars a month and move to a neighborhood that makes me less happy or do I pay the same for a small space to stay in this wonderful neighborhood??After only seeing 3-4 offices, I came across this one which felt like home to me:My favorite part is the huge window, which is hard to come by in the cheap office space category.Since there are high ceilings, there is a loft above the desk for file storage-jewelry supply storage.If I take this little windowed space, I spend the same, but save nothing. If I go further from this neighborhood, I could have a savings each month.The question is, do I opt for lower overhead and only consider savings, or do I go for quality of life/happiness? Head or heart? Tell me what you think.
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