Yes, I do realize that self-employment isn’t all butterflies and beaches, and that there will most likely be some negatives, but for right now, I do think working from home will be awesome and that I will enjoy it. Doing what I love and not having to dread every single morning that I wake up? Sounds amazing!
Next week I will talk about the disadvantages, because I do need to be realistic. Stay tuned and enjoy!
I enjoy what I do
One thing that I do every morning is stare at the ceiling. And then I get in my car and stare at my steering wheel for a couple of minutes. I obviously dread my current job and I cannot wait to switch it up and do what I love. I would love to be able to wake up and not want to run away!
I can work when I want to and create my own schedule that will work best for me. Some say that the lack of in-person social interaction will bother me, but I can honestly say that it won’t because right now I work pretty independently at my current job.
No traffic and no commute
My current job isn’t too far away from where we live, but it is around 11-12 miles or 15 minutes away. This means that I get to save on gas costs, and I also get to save time. On some days there can be really bad traffic and it will take me 2 hours to get to work, and I have even spent 3 hours trying to get home. And when school is back in session, my driving time is always longer. Right now in the summer it’s not as bad, but school does start back up again soon, ugh.
Not having to deal with bad drivers and traffic everyday will be nice!
I hopefully won’t completely lose myself. I will still shower everyday haha! But I will be able to save some time as I won’t have to get ready for a business dress job everyday. With no commute and not spending so much time getting ready everyday, I will probably save around 1-2 hours each day.
And since I won’t be working my day job, I will be able to give my freelancing my 100% focus, and I think I will be able to complete tasks much quicker. Working at 1 a.m. like I usually do is just not when I am the best at what I do. I am half asleep trying to complete stuff which means that everything takes longer!
I can work with my dogs in my lap
Who wouldn’t want this? I love my pups! Eventually within the next couple of years we will start having children as well, and working from home is my ideal situation. Work-at-home mom for the win!
Would you ever want to work from home? Why or why not?