I’ve been slacking on my mommy blog because I’ve been writing. A lot. For money. At home.
Although everyone fantasizes about working from home, the truth is that working at home sucks. It sucks for many reasons. And here are a few reasons I’ll share with you:
1. You live in your office. No. Do not tell me “oh but it’s home! It’s so nice to stay home and do work in your pajamas! You get to spend so much time with your baby!” Shut up. No. No. What really happens is your baby takes a nap, and you get a mad rush of anxiety just thinking about everything you could/should/would be doing with that time. Fast forward to twenty minutes later and you’ve accomplished nothing other than eating a chicken wrap and drinking three sips of water.
2. Every second feels like a race against the clock. Not only do I have to manage clients, I have to manage my life and living space, too. Sleep? What’s that?
3. You never leave home. I just sit here. On a computer. And work. All day.
But, as much as it sucks, it’s still the best ever because – hello – I can watch daytime reality show reruns, make coffee, wear yoga pants, play with my baby, and work in bed. So nah-nah-nah-nah-boo-boo I win.