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The Best Coworking Space in Izmir, Turkey

The Best Coworking Space in Izmir, Turkey: Withco or Originn?

After spending some kind of digital nomad life in Izmir, I think it’s only fair to share my experience of working remotely in the city. And that includes the opportunity to find the best coworking space in Izmir. I got a chance to work in two coworking spaces in Izmir: Withco Coworking Space in Konak and Originn Coworking Space in Bornova.

In this post, I’m going to write a review of working from both Withco and Originn Coworking Space and share my firsthand experience on which coworking space is the best in Izmir.

So, which one is the best coworking space in Izmir, Turkey? Let’s find out!

4 Things No One Tells You About Being Your Own Boss

4 Things No One Tells You About Being Your Own Boss

5 years ago, I recalled feeling unwell in Jakarta, and my aunt, my mom’s sister, had to come to my apartment and take care of me. At the time, it was pretty obvious that I got sick because of the stress I got from work. My aunt, who’s an entrepreneur, suggested that maybe it’s time for me to consider starting my own business. According to her, being your own boss opens the opportunity to manage your own time, and we have the liberty to take a rest when we need it.

Moving forward to today, I see where she came from, but I wish she could also share the disadvantage of running a business on our own. The fear of fluctuating income, the pressure to get your team to work together so that it’s time-efficient and effective to get the result you want, and the list go on.

It’s been almost 5 years since I jumped on the bandwagon to start my own business. 5 years as a self-employed freelancer, and almost 2 years as someone who runs her own business and manages a team to keep it going.

5 Reasons to Spend Your Digital Nomad Life in Izmir, Turkey

5 Reasons to Spend Your Digital Nomad Life in Izmir, Turkey

Izmir in Turkey has always had a special place in my heart. It is where I traveled overseas for the first time, and the city is also where I spent the summer far away from home for the very first time. So it is not rocket science when I decided to spend my semi digital nomad life in Izmir for the last couple of months last year.

Going back to Izmir became a journey for tracing back in time, wandering around full of nostalgic vibes. From walking around the seaside while people-watching, to visiting the good ol’ dormitory where I spent too much drama with the headmaster. Good time. LOL.

But of course, I’m not gonna rant about the personal side of the story this time. And instead, I want to share with you a few reasons why Izmir can also be an excellent alternative to make a homebase in your digital nomad journey in Turkey.

How to Find Motivation to Work When You Feel Like Everything Sucks

How to Find Motivation to Work When You Feel Like Everything Sucks

A couple of months ago, I onboarded a couple of new clients for my business, and everything else went downhill ever since. There was one point when I finally understood the phrase, “When it rains, it really pours.” Because I shit you not, it does.

Honestly, there were days I just felt like I was too depressed to function. But then I realized that maybe it was also partially my fault as I bit off more than I could chew when clearly I didn’t have enough resources to delegate some of the tasks.

It was only recently I started to feel like myself again, so now that I have time to write, I feel like talking about it since that’s how I started this blog to begin with… Exactly to be a platform when I feel like I need to pour out my emotion when I feel like I have no one to listen to. LOL.