FRESHMEN FRIDAY collaborated with East Room to bring viewers and followers alike, a closer look into the creative community of this Toronto members-only co-working space. Being that I am one of East Room's first-ever members to join the club, I was asked to be the first feature to their latest series.
East Room has reinvented the modern workspace, and continues to do so in Toronto. Their co-working club caters to forward-thinking freelancers, creative professionals and small businesses. East Room offers the community, location and tools necessary to grow their member’s careers. Their dynamic community of members include some of the city’s most creative minds working in the fields of media, technology, art and design. East Room provides the ideal environment for creative like-minded individuals to collaborate, share ideas and merge their talents.
East Room's Olivia Seally of Events and Marketing asked me a few questions in regard to myself, my lifestyle and how East Room plays a crucial role in my career and creative path.
ER: What do you do?
CC: I’m a freelance multimedia reporter/journalist, lifestyle blogger, men’s stylist, social media coordinator, copywriter and mother. I create content; tell stories, share experiences and live life through my many passions.
ER: Why East Room?
CC: East Room has become my home away from home. It has given me a safe space/outlet to buckle down, remain focused, get creative and turn my ideas and thoughts into solid form. I’m a night owl who tends to pull all-nighters a few days a week. As someone who holds many titles and has many passions, 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough, and East Room allows me to squeeze in more hours to make magic happen. The walls of East Room have heard all my ideas, even the wildest of them and they’re safe there.
ER: What are three things you need to do your job?
CC: I need my MacBook, my iPhone and a few runs a week with my Nike Running crew to distress, regroup, and feel inspired.
ER: Do you feel like a freshman, sophomore or senior in your field?
CC: One thing I fear is stagnancy. If one remains stagnant, they are not growing, evolving; being challenged or flourishing by any means. In my creative field/journey, there is always going to be change and advancements. My fields of interest feeds the future. I will (and I hope to) always be relatable to a freshman in some areas, a sophomore in others and a senior in few. To me, success is to never stay sedentary and to constantly create and flourish with opportunities at hand with creative, like-minded individuals. This right here is being a freshman, a sophomore and a senior.