The Good and Bad of Working from Home

The Good

Working from home has definite perks.

I usually work at an office about a half hour drive away. Today, I got a text saying that the power was out. It was perfect timing, I still had on my yoga pants. Who doesn’t dream about wearing yoga pants to work sometimes?

Yoga pants aside, just not having to make that drive is such a time saver. On nights when I have to take my daughter to swim practice, I have to come all the way home and then back to town. And when she’s sick at school, it takes me almost 45 minutes to get there from work.

And then of course there’s the benefit of having my fridge here for lunch. And the sweet company pictured above. And for being able to do things around the house at lunch.

Which brings me to the bad…

I like dressing nice. I have a hard time imagining my life only in yoga pants.

It’s nice to get out of the house, to have a purpose to go somewhere.

My fridge is nice, but can be boring. There’s no running out to grab a quick lunch.

The company, which one of them, (I’ll let you figure out which), is rubbing his face up against my screen and biting the corner, making it hard to write. He might be cute, but he’s also a pain.

And the thing I’d be sure to miss the most, is the people. I enjoy having co-workers, water cooler chats, and company socials. This would be the biggest drawback. But I guess, there are other ways to socialize.

It’s nice to have an option

If I had a full-time home office and could set up in-town meetings, I think working at home could be pretty awesome.

Even if I only do it every once in a while. I’m thankful my company gives me the option when I need it.

Maybe one day when I’m a full-time writer, you’ll see a different post on how I’ve made the transition. If/when I do, I think I’ll invest in a treadmill desk. We have one at my office, and I love it.

How about you? What is your preference? Do you work from home? Do you have any tips?

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