Blog post 5, June 6, 2018
My Work-at-Home Journey
Homing From Work and Managing it All!!
Hello everyone. You may ask what homing from work is. Well, when we decide to leave the corporate world some of us work from a make-shift home office. When we do this family life around us tends to interfere with what we thought was going to be a productive day. I mentioned in one of my previous blog post that there might be times that I don’t necessarily write about my work. This blog post is going to be one of those times that I overshare. Last week was pretty rough. Not necessarily with my proofreading job, marketing or any of the daily blogging tasks. Life happened to get in the way and interfere with my momentum of even wanting to think about getting any work done at all. Isn’t that what homing from work is really all about? Unfortunately, I had deadlines, and my clients don’t need to hear any excuses for why I didn’t meet them. However, I am happy to say that I met every single one of those deadlines.
So What Happened?
So I know you’re asking yourself what could have possibly happened? No, I didn’t get to Netflix and chill, I didn’t have a weekend vacation that I was having too much fun at and didn’t want to work. Our beautiful red Husky Admiral passed away. He would have been ten years old this July. We had him since he was 12 weeks old. I won’t go into the details of why or how. Unfortunately, it was just his time, and it just surprised us. Admiral passed on Thursday of last week. His passing made me so depressed, I cried at photos, on phone calls, and even a commercial. I was just a complete and total mess. I am still an emotional mess, but I have some control over the tears at the moment.
He was such a good boy. He had been living with my mom and my adult son for the last two years. She was dog sitting him while we were transitioning from selling our house and we couldn’t find a temporary rental that would take us with a Husky, insurance issues. Well once we found our new home and moved out of the rental, he ended up staying with my mom for companionship. There was no way she would keep all of our dogs, but she liked Admiral. My son would even take him on hikes with his buddies. I loved the way Admiral would dance around and sing when I would go visit him. The last couple of visits he didn’t dance or sing, but I could still tell he was happy to see me.
How Did I Even Manage?
I really don’t think I did manage. After crying Thursday and most of Friday, I finally came back around to the reality that I had deadlines, and a business to run. So I just started working, slowly going through the motions, checking e-mail, working on my proofreading. I didn’t turn the TV on because I knew I would get sucked in and avoid work. Come on; I’m human. That’s what we all have to realize when we are working from home or anywhere for that matter. We can’t do it all no matter how much we try. So I turned on Spotify and listened to focus music. I love doing that while I am working.
What Has This Taught Me?
Once the weekend came, I was in more of a work-mode mindset. Now mind you I still have house chores to do also. So I started the laundry and went about my assigned tasks. I think that the thing that I learned most from this is that every moment and every memory is precious; even if it is with our pets. I learned that when you are working from home, there isn’t anyone to pick up the slack, I can’t call out and have coverage on my desk. Do I miss that? Not really, I love my freedom way too much now. I also learned that life is going to keep happening while we are trying to go on with our plans. You can’t change your plans you’re just going to have to roll with it and adjust accordingly, no matter how heart breaking it is.
Is there anything on your homing from work journey that you would like to share? Do you have any topics or questions for me that you would like covered? Feel free to leave a comment or send me a private message. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Thank you to the ones who sent me e-mails last week. I am working on writing about those ideas in upcoming blogs, but life got in the way.
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