I may not make quite as much money as I’d like, but I am grateful to be able to work at home. I don’t have to be completely without money, there’s room for growth and more income, and there’s a lot of freedom. Some days remind me of how good it is to be able to do what I do.
Most days I don’t dress nice or wear makeup. I’ve had days when I sat here in a nightshirt typing away as if it was totally normal. There’s no dress code here, comfort and covering enough to not offend the parental units is all I have to worry about. No one cares if I’m wearing mascara or jewelry or if my hair is up or down. No one’s offended by my werewolf or skull T-shirts. Every day is casual Friday.
I can also take a break anytime I want. I’m not stuck in the office all day looking at sterile walls. I can go have a snack, go outside or do whatever I like. I can carry my computer or tablet anywhere that the signal will reach and work from there. If I can somehow boost the signal strength on my router or my tablet, I’d actually be able to work outside, which I’d love.
I don’t have to keep a rigid schedule. I can work if and when I want. I can put in 16 hours or none at all depending on how I feel. I can work at the crack of dawn or in the middle of the night. I’m never on-call and I’ll never get fired for being sick. I always get holidays off if I want them. I never work on my birthday. I never have to cover anyone else’s shift.
I’ll never hate my boss. I’ll never get more hours than I can handle, never be fired, demoted or laid off. There’s no commute and I’ll never get docked for coming in late. I can socialize while at work and it’s actually a good thing. I can play video games between assignments and that’s okay too.
Overall, working from home can be pretty sweet sometimes. Sure, there are distractions and downsides, but remembering all the reasons it’s so good makes those times seem wonderfully insignificant.