I was out having my dinner break just a bit ago. I got done and it was time for me to get back to work. Mom had Food Network on and Chopped came on. One of the competitors was a 16 year old kid. I thought that was pretty awesome for a guy that young to have gotten on the show, and it wasn’t a special youth episode. I thought about it for a second and decided that I was going to sit there and watch it. Everyone gathered in the living room and we all sat to watch it.
What’s so awesome about that? What’s awesome is that I have the choice to take an hour out of my work day and watch a TV show with my family if I want to. There’s still time to meet my quota for the day, because I make my own hours. I can work when I want, take off when I want, enjoy my life and still get paid.
Some people give those of us who work at home a hard time, but I often think it’s at least partly jealousy. They *wish* they could take a day off whenever they want. They’d love to be able to take an hour break in the middle of the day. They’d adore being able to have a home-cooked meal instead of whatever they can get from a food cart or vending machine at work.
I say they shouldn’t be jealous, but instead should be happy for us, and try to arrange their own lives so that they have jobs they love which offer whatever level of flexibility they wish they had. Jealousy is a horrible feeling. Don’t be jealous of what you don’t have, be happy for the one who has it, and if you want it, figure out how to get some for yourself.
I love working from home most of the time. I especially like it now that it’s bringing in better money. I’m easily meeting my goal of $10 a day, and I’m confident that it’s going to keep growing, and probably fast. I get to do something meaningful that I really enjoy and I keep increasing my profits from it. I have the freedom to live my life and fit work in around that, instead of the other way around. Sometimes life is pretty darn good.