This is a Guest Post Written By The Wife. The Wife also writes at After The Alter
I have always loved working from home. Although sometimes challenging, working from home has allowed me many luxuries that people who work outside of the home don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes miss the camaraderie of an office, but how many people can say that they can work sometimes in their pajamas? I’d say not many!
Some people have asked me if I have ever considered renting office space in Birmingham or elsewhere. The honest answer is no! With how is it is to communicate in today’s world, there really has never been a need. Who needs the extra overhead when I can easily answer calls, e mails and faxes from my own home.
I have to admit that with the addition of our child my office space has become a bit cramped. My office, which once was in our second bedroom, has now been moved to the first floor. I now share my office space with a living room couch and my Husband’s Fisht tank! What was once a closet filled with work items, now has become a store all of children’s items. Luckily, I don’t spend much sitting at my desk, so the move hasn’t affected me TOO much.
The main challenge of working from home is making sure to actually do my job. You can easily become distracted, especially now that my son takes up most of my time. I doubt most people could handle the responsibility of working from home. I guess I am just the special sort who can.
I will be honest and say it’s not for everyone. What works for me may not work for everyone else. Also, my main focus is on being a mom these days. My work has now come secondary. It’s great and I love it. Yay for being a work at home mom/wife!