I think most people have this vision in their heads of what working from home means. Rolling out of bed at whatever time you wish. Strolling into the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee. Still in your pajamas, you make your way to your desk and leisurely begin work.
I, too, had that vision. I dreamed of kicking my feet up on my front porch and typing away in the gentle breeze of the outdoors. Doing what I wanted, when I wanted. Working where I wanted. And never having someone breathe down my neck.
And Then, Reality Hits
Working from home is amazing, don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It gives me the flexibility to work around my kids’ schedules (I, however, am one of the lucky ones; not all work from home jobs are as flexible as freelancing).
And, I really can wear whatever the heck I want.
I’m my own boss and can accept or pass up on whatever work that comes my way.
But, it’s still not all cupcakes and rainbows. There’s a downside to just about any job, even when you run your own business.