For this week’s Because I Said So Buck and I are going to discuss the difference between Work From Home and Work Outside of the Home and what our preference is.
As you all know right now I work from home. However, from the age of 15 until three years ago I worked full time outside of the home. There are many, many days that I miss it. I enjoyed the corporate world. When working in corporate America I had always dreamed of one day having my own home office and being able to have the luxury of being my own boss or at least having the extra freedom of working my own hours.
When I started working from home it wasn’t exactly a choice. It was more like a ‘have to‘. I guess I could say I got my dream early. I wasn’t finished with my college degree and I didn’t own a home office. Unfortunately life doesn’t always work the way we plan. Being pulled from corporate America to care for Gabby in order to be available to take her to numerous doctor appointments and weekly therapy was a necessity.
Do I miss working in an office with no distractions? Do I miss actually having adult interaction? Does trying to work from home while having a toddler climb up my back become stressful? Is never having a regular routine or schedule hectic? Is it exhausting going on minimum hours of sleep at times just in order to work while kids are sleeping? Do I miss the days when I showed up for work and when leaving I left work at work? Do I miss being able to do a task that is clearly asked of me instead of always needing to be self motivated?
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Do I feel blessed that I am able to be there for Gabby when she needs me? Absolutely. If I could change some things would I? Sure. Do I live with regrets? Of course not.
It’s like the old saying goes ‘the grass is always greener on the other side‘ sometimes we just have to remind ourselves of that and appreciate what we have.