Friday, January 18, 2013

snow day

honestly, it was a work day.

and the snow didn't start falling until around 5pm.

this is one of the delights of working (mostly) from home:  having a super flexible schedule.  being able to shut it down at 2, melt some chocolate in coconut milk, plop in a few cardamom marshmallows, cozy up on the sofa and watch two full episodes of sex and the city (from season four, my favorite).

there are a lot of challenges with working at home that i did not anticipate:
  • it's hard to stay motivated to get your work done when you know you can just fit it in whenever.  the dogs (three very loud dogs) bark for ten minutes straight every single day when the mailman comes (apparently it's a daily ritual that they have enjoyed for years, and i cannot seem to convince them that the postman would be so much more impressed with a quiet greeting).   
  • everyone else thinks you are available all the time.  
  • it's easy to get distracted from work by housework, facebook, the need to get out in the sunshine. 
but the benefits far outweigh the challenges.  i am more productive and creative and i am completing a greater level and quality of work than i did in an office environment.  and no drama.

well, except for sex and the city.


helen tilston said...

Hello Lisa

The joys of having flexible time and working from home. I am sure you make up for it by working into the evening


kendalee said...

This sounds like a perfect afternoon! And yes to both the challenges and the joys... but there's no beating that freedom to choose, is there? For me it's watching favourite episodes of House again and, next time, I think I'm going to try your hot drink recipe - it sounds delicious!

curious girl (lisa) said...

oh yes helen, it's the flexibility i love...still have to get the work done. for instance, i worked saturday night instead of going to a dance concert because inspiration struck and i went with that energy instead of having to "save" it until monday morning. it's fantastic.

Lau said...

if you don't mind my asking what is the work that you do now? i know we are in similar fields which is why i am asking as i am in need of the flexibility to work from home and am open for any ideas / options. thank you