|My morning latte on our new kitchen table/desk|
So here are a few other things I've learned in my second month of self-employment:
- I think there's an "urban myth" of sorts that makes people think that those who are self-employed or work from home don't actually do much work. I know I used to think that. I thought working from home meant I'd have all the time in the world to do whatever I wanted - work out, run errands, whatever. This is absolutely false. In fact, I have the opposite problem - I find myself doing things that constitute "work" almost all day long while not finding time for much else. I have to fight the urges and force myself to walk away from the computer after dinner and, even then, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night thinking about work stuff. Really, it's not that much different than other jobs I've had, I just do it from home instead of an office.
- I actually like working alone, in my home. I didn't think I would. I thought I'd be rushing down the street to Starbucks whenever I could. But I kinda like the peace and comfort of our little apartment. Sometimes I even work in my pj's all day long. (Although, I do have to admit, I find myself talking to Molly a lot more than I did before and she definitely gets more play time outside of her cage when I'm home all day!)
- I tend to have a one-track mind. Meaning, when I'm working, I'm working. All I see is the work I have to do and I somehow convince myself that there's not enough time in the day to do anything else. I've fallen behind on my workout schedule as a result and I need to be better about doing things for me and my personal health, too.
- Sometimes I need a nap in the middle of the day. Or sometimes I want to sleep in a bit in the morning. That's not something I should feel guilty about.
So there you have it. My second month of self-employment. Not sure there's anything revelatory or significant in that but it is what it is. Hope you all have a great weekend!!
PS - I'm guest-posting over at box of crayons today, too!