I work from home. I am blessed to have a terrific job that I was able to keep when I moved from Tennessee to Texas. It worked out better than I could have ever prayed for (the Lord provides) and enabled me to keep a terrific job, and work from Tennessee when I want to visit. But, while some may think working from home must be the best thing ever, I will say it isn’t always all it is cracked up to be. Don’t get me wrong, it is wonderful but it isn’t like I can just do whatever I want whenever I want just because I am at the house. I still have a job to do, I still take lunch breaks and I still have certain hours I work.
There are definitely positives and negatives. For instance- I don’t have a commute and so I spend a ton less in gas than I would if I was working outside of the house. Right before work and right after work are mine to do what I want in the house. I have a dog and a cat who spend their whole day with me (can be a negative sometimes!). I can do housework during my lunch break. But with positives also comes negatives. My social interaction while working is what I have on Facetime and the phone. I live in the country, so just driving to town and back takes 30 minutes of my lunch break. I feel like I have to be more on the ball with my job than when I was in the office because there are distractions at home and you can’t get distracted or your work suffers.
I actually have my desk in the kitchen. Crazy, right? It was in the office but my house is pretty small and the second bedroom felt really cramped and crowded with me in there. I didn’t like being back there all day. The kitchen is really spacious and so much more open. Tall ceilings and lots of light. It works so much better for me.
Finally peace with the animals. It depends on the day and the hour and the moment whether Willow is bugging Pancake and Pancake just wants to sleep. She lives a pretty interesting life….
I love being able to still do my job being in Texas. It was a huge burden that was taken off of me when we figured out I could really just do all the same work from my computer and it works. Most of the time it really feels like I am there. Just wanted to give you a little glimpse into my daily life!
I am scheduling this ahead of time as God willing, I am currently in Honduras on a mission trip. I am so incredibly thankful for the opportunity that we have to share the love of God with others. Whether they are in our backyard, in our state, in our country or across the globe.