Wednesday came and went without my noticing – whoops! It’s just one of those weeks, I guess. So here’s my Workspace Wednesday on a Thursday:
Working from home today and loving every minute of it.
I have to say that one of the greatest benefits to working from home is being able to get work done while laying on my stomach, standing up, hanging out by the pool, etc. I can’t stand sitting in one place for eight minutes, let alone, eight hours. What’s that song lyric? “My bones have to move and my skin’s gotta breathe.” My sentiments exactly. Having the freedom to get up and move around might sound highly insignificant compared to having financial stability and a nice benefits package, but sheesh, it sure does make my day so much more enjoyable. And those days add up, you know.
But let me be clear: this is not to make a blanket statement that the standard 8-5 lifestyle is bad. It’s just not ideal for me. I value freedom over just about everything, in nearly every realm of my life. My friends and I recently had a great conversation about the lessons that we’ve learned from the workforce. We decided that figuring out what we do not like is just as – if not more – important as learning what we do like. Trial and error, baby. I know very few people who knew exactly what they wanted to do when they graduated college. They may have had a general idea but nothing too concrete. Or more often than not, they finally land what they thought was their dream job and they eventually outgrow it. I’m convinced this is all part of the process. You just have to trust that each step is a step towards a much greater place.
And if there’s anything I’ve gleaned from this moment of existentialism, it’s that I need to trust that I’m exactly where I need to be right now. (Laying on the floor, drinking coffee, and wearing my workout clothes/pajamas at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Obviously).
If this sounds anything like you, I recommend reading this post by Kelly McCaleb. Spot on.