First Jelly Co-working Event in the Aude – May 2, 2011

Self-employment can be a lonely business

I’ve been self-employed for 22 years.  More if you count the fact that I’ve been making websites for 10 years and that’s about 100 years in internet life.  The thing I still miss is the ability to bounce ideas off other people without having to sit down and write anything out or call anyone.  Just to be able to turn to someone sitting next to you and make a comment or ask a question is wonderful.

The Languedoc Jelly idea is brilliant.  Get self-employed people together to work in the same spot giving them an opportunity to meet like-minded people, trade ideas, offer support, and maybe collaborate at some point.

If I were in the Aude right now I’d definitely be going to the Languedoc Jelly co-working event in St Jean de Barrou (Durban-Corbieres) on May 3rd.

If you live near Limoux it can be quite a hike to Durban but worth it because you can see how it works and then organize a Jelly event of your own.

What about you?  Are you self-employed in the Aude? Do you think you’ll attend a Languedoc Jelly event?

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Sam started Aude France as a companion site to her real estate site Aude France Property so that she could have a place to write about life in the Aude. Now that she's in Canada she writes about things that can affect owners and buyers in the Aude - or anything that strikes her fancy. On Pinterest you can find her by searching for Sam Mooney or clicking this link
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2 Responses to First Jelly Co-working Event in the Aude – May 2, 2011

  1. agree sam, such an awesome idea! i’ve worked as a freelance doc filmmaker for the last 7 years and unfortunately, producers, assoc. producers, etc. mostly work from home when not on location. in such a creative business, it’s so weird to not have others around. not to mention just the generally lonely aspect. but the budget for studios or offices- nope! but wow 22 years! kudos to you!

    • Sam says:

      Would you go the studio and offices route at this point? After all this time I love working on my own and can’t imagine and ‘office’. The thing I’ll always miss though is the ability to bounce ideas off someone and the opportunity once in a while to just bitch about stuff.

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