I guess this makes me a homebody, right? Or domesticated, as they call it? Ha-ha!
I had a late start at work today because I helped with the household chores first. I washed the dishes, swept the floor, mopped it as well, and helped with the dogs. I tidied up the house a bit before I sat down in front of my laptop to work. Of course, I didn’t forget my cup of coffee! I have to drink at least a cup before the adrenalin kicks in.
Well, I am off to concentrate on work now. I hope I will be able to finish a lot today.
Happy Friday people!
I don’t know if you feel the same way or if your mind works the same way as mine. Here’s how my mind works for those who are interested…
When I am working, I think about how good it would be to lay down on my freshly made bed and fall asleep. I would love to get more hours as I don’t get as much. So I would rush my work and I would tell myself that I will just get a few hours of sleep so I can work longer hours the next day or so…
But the minute I am on my bed ready to doze off, I think about how I am wasting my time sleeping! I would think about how others like me who work at home hardly ever get enough sleep while here I am dozing off when I can very well put in an hour or two more so I can earn a bigger income by the end of the month.
I would end up getting back up to put in an hour more of work.
When I am at home, you can find me sitting in my corner, my home-office corner that is. I don’t normally sit anywhere else but in front of my computer. My desk is facing the bedroom, the TV, and has a big window at my right side. It is a small corner where I work and I love how cozy it is.
But given the chance, I would love a home-office corner like the one above. Very organized, don’t you think? Mine isn’t. I have five clear boxes filled with my books. I have folders of paid and unpaid bills, and lots of papers lying around. I would love to have my own shelves but it wouldn’t work with the small space I have.
My home-office corner is fine. It works for me and that’s the important thing. I am just dreaming of a more defined space like the one above.
This blogger will be saying goodbye to working at home and will most likely say hi once again to the corporate world!
I’ve been working at home for the past six years already and it is scary to think that I will be saying bye-bye to the comforts of a home-office. But I need to. I am sure that other bloggers like me who made a living off it full time (in my case I also made consultancy a full time work on the side), are now thinking of other ways to earn what with the declining income from blogging these days. I am also down to a single client with my consultancy sideline so it’s really time to go back to the rat race I was once in.
It would have been ideal for me to NOT go back to the corporate world and just open a business of my own. Maybe concentrate on something else. But I still have some things to settle financially before I can declare total financial freedom!
Oh well, I have sent my CV to different companies. I am just waiting for a call and I’ll be off to join the race again.
I am looking for ideas on work spaces for home. My home-office corner setup is no longer working for me. Aside from the fact that I am surrounded by books, papers and other stuff, my corner has become really messy already. I want organizers and a wider desk and a more comfortable chair.
I will look around and see what I can find. Then I’ll share it with you.
Happy Friday everyone!
To be honest, I miss going to the office daily. I miss the coffee down the building or having breakfast at the corner carinderia or at the building cafeteria. I miss the conference room. I miss having my own cubicle, desk, computer stuff. I have my own home-office set up at home: my own desk, desktop and laptop and other office stuff. But there’s something about the office environment and the feeling of you belong to a team working towards a common goal.
I keep telling my sisters that I might go back soon. Very soon, in fact. I am already checking out job openings. I am checking with friends. I am planning every thing, even losing weight so I can wear my old corporate attires again.
I miss the routine and I know I will get back to it. Really, really soon.
*keeping my fingers crossed