I hope you are not going to hate me for writing this, but I am so thankful that these days I am not one of those stuck in that traffic, every morning. Because I used to be. Ninety minutes there and ninety minutes back.
And that leads me to the pros of working from home. Because that same reason is one of the main ones. It saves time and it saves stress.
Not having to use a lot of time on your commute, gives me time to go for a run or even better yet, a nap! Ah, a nap. Very high also on my pros list.
Another great thing of working from home, is not having a boss!. Not that all bosses have been bad, but not having one, has so far been the best situation.
Being home when the kids get home from school is another thing that I have learned to love.
Creativity, flexibility and freedom are other pros that I value very highly. Sure, there are workplaces that have those but never to the same extend.
One of the big cons of being on our own is not having a regular salary. It can at times be a bit scary but things like savings, budgeting and keeping spending low gives us a lot of certainty within the uncertain.
As nice as it is to be home, it can also be hard to be home. There is always something that I could clean or order, clothes that needs to be washed and so on. If you could only see what I see right now… 😉 It is hard to let it be.
One of the things I miss the most is colleagues. Popping into each other’s offices for a chat, a break for a cup of coffee, lunch! It is still possible, but takes more of an effort.
Time management and self-discipline is another art that takes time learning how to manage. Some days I am doing great and other days…. Not so much.
So like with everything else, lots of pros and cons. This thing, being at home, doing things on my own is not for everyone. It took me time to take the leap and also time to get into the right rhythm, but I have to say that I love it and wouldn’t want it any other way.