Today I spent 40 minutes driving to WeWork and another 25 minutes looking for a parking spot. I then needed 30 minutes to unwind and be in the state of mind to do work. 

My first thoughts were that things are going back to normal - pre-COVID normal. There were lots more people at the WeWork than usual. It appears that WeWork is ramping up their marketing to get people back. And that is creating a competition for parking in the area. 

I haven't gotten used to the 40 minute commute yet. I tried looking for a closer venue and none were available. The one I go to now is smack in the middle of DC. So I know that things will only get worse with time. Both Uber and parking lots make this location unfeasible financially. 

So I need to think about next steps. I will try to come to WeWork at different times of the day to see if things improve. Or I may look for another brand that offers a better solution in terms of price, location and parking. I don't want to lose the productivity I was able to lean on in July. But I also need to be practicle. 

I have considered cafes but since WeWork, they don't do it for me anymore. I just may get a dedicated office space. Something that can duplicate the feel of WeWork minus the constraints. 
That opening line produced quite a chuckle. I find looking for a parking spot to be one of the great wastes of time. I remember visiting Boston and having that problem everywhere. I had to adjust my estimate of how long it would take to get somewhere by adding an additional 20 minutes to account for parking and walking to the location. 
2021-07-28 13:06:20
Exactly. And after going over a year without even thinking about these types of time wasters, it takes time to get used to it all over again. 
2021-07-28 16:54:27
what the--- 65 minutes for the commute in one-way??! Crazy
2021-07-29 00:28:41
Yup. It is crazy and I need to figure out alternatives quick. 
2021-07-29 16:52:07
Mmmm so I guess 
 isn't in the cards now that traffic is too thick?
2021-07-30 12:27:46
Nah - I will keep going to WeWork until I find an alternative. 
2021-08-01 20:14:29