Coworking Before Coworking Was Cool…

blue marvel java oIn 2008 my sister and I needed a place to meet and work on Ujima. We had to decide on stories, interviews, plans for the future and writing.  We have always lived on the opposite sides of town but I was willing to drive  to Pflugerville because we found the ultimate co­working space. Blue MARBLE Java !!

We sat at Blue Marble Java Coffee Shop, which is now a donut shop, at least five days a week.  It was our perfect coworking space. We worked from 10:00am­ 2:00pm, ate breakfast and lunch and had coffee all day with re­fills. We met people who were regulars that came as much as we did and discovered they were other business owners. The owner and the staff became part of our daily work routine it was fun and a very nice place to work.

We worked at Blue Marble Java for the first three years of Ujima. We did our best brainstorming,  polite disagreements about content or photos but we always made sure the issue was on point.

When Blue Marble Java closed it was sad for many different reasons. Not only did we have to find another working  community we missed seeing the regulars and the staff. We did not find another work space like  that for a long time. We hope everyone that worked there with us are still have viable businesses  and making their dreams real. Ujima wants to say hello!    Margaret at Blue Java 102_0378

Thanks Blue Marble Java for the best memories of our first three years!!

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Embrace Your Community

Damita Miller-Shanklin



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