The other day I was sitting here bemoaning the fact that work is all around me. I had a pile of work on the right side of my desk. I had a pile of edits waiting to be input to the left of me. And behind me was a whole house that needed cleaning. (Still does.)
A friend of mine commented on my bemoaning FB post about commiserating but having to leave for work in a few minutes. And I joked about work being all around me and having to leave to not work.
There are definite perks to working from home. I can take off any time I want to. I can go do other things when I need to. I don't have to get dressed in outside wear and be presentable. No makeup, no high heels, no pantyhose. Ahhhh.
There are also definite non-perks. I can never come home and forget about work like I used to when I held a job out there in the world. I have to go elsewhere for that. And my work hours are from the time I get up until just before I go to bed. At any time during my awakeness, I could conceivably be working. Today's workday could've started at 4:15am. Yesterday's ended at 8pm when I knocked off to read for an hour before bed.
Sometimes I miss going off to work. But that's rare. And when I do miss it, I remind myself of all the downsides to working outside the home - traffic, other people, on my feet all day - and the feeling passes.
So, anyways, it's ten after six and it's time to get some household chores done so I can get to work. My book is due at the editor today. And I will have them done and to my editor before bed.
Do you work outside the home? If you don't, do you miss it?