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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Best and Worst Things About Working at Home

Happy August. It’s back to reality for me … my Mommy GuiltVacation was great, but it is definitely time to get back into a normal routine.

{And, apparently mommy guilt vacation also equaled a blog vacation. Sorry about that!}

This week, I will spend some time preparing for my upcoming travel season. I like to try to do a little meal prep for those long weeks of travel and inconsistent schedules. Next week, I will be in Annapolis for my sales meeting. Then it’s just one more week until Miss Mighty begins Kindergarten and I hit the road for the upcoming sales season. It feels like August is already over!

As I get closer to my fall travels, week in and week out of half-packed luggage and “I have no idea where I am supposed to be tomorrow,” I have been reflecting on the time I spent working from home this summer. So, for a little lighthearted “back to reality” special today, I give you:

The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About Working at Home

The Worst ….

Robo-calls. These seriously annoy me. I actually think I get more now that I’ve signed up for the Do Not Call registry. It’s insanity.

Soliciting Sales people. No, I don’t want to buy your cleaning supplies or pest control or Jesus. I have my own Jesus, thankyouverymuch. Anyway, I’m on a conference call right now.  

Refilling my Brita pitcher 8 times a day gets really old, really fast. And lunch dishes. I hate doing lunch dishes.

It’s not terribly inspiring at home. (Have you notice how quiet the blog has been this last month?)

Even though my couch is right there, I still can’t seem to find time to squeeze in a nap.

The Best …

Watching reruns of Gilmore Girls on the lunch hour. (I could probably just stop there, right?)

Flexible Schedules are nice. Despite feeling like I need to multi-task work/home duties all day, it is really nice to be on my own time.

Messy Hair, don’t care. Seriously. And pajamas until noon (or 4 o’clock. Whatever.)

I don’t have to hit the gym at the same time as all the others scurrying to fit it in before heading to the office. I go when it’s quiet.

Sometimes, I work from a pedicure chair. That’s what laptops, cell phones, and wifi were made for, right? 

1 comment:

  1. Flex schedules are the best! It's sometimes hard to set boundaries and stop working (for me, anyway), but the time I can spend with the boy makes it worth it!