Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, ramblings and opinions of working from home for 7 years are all my own!
I’ve been asked many times in recent weeks what I do for work. Some were happy when I mentioned I am a work from home mum (WAHM), some happy with my job title, yet there some who wanted to know more.
My day job is very easy to describe and normally results in people nodding and wishing they had never asked. My night work is so much different and I am always stumped as to where to start.
How do you describe blogging to someone who has absolutely no idea?
It’s fun, it’s not fun, you have freedom, you have rules to adhere to, you make fantastic friends, you meet your worst enemies… to say blogging is a rollercoaster is the understatement of the century!
Working from home gives me so much freedom and flexibility, making childcare problems a little easier. Liv fortunately is in full time nursery which frees up a good chunk of my working day, enabling me to crack on. I always like to keep an eye out on jobs for work from home mums, albeit I am happy with what I do, there are some cracking jobs out there!
People always ask how I find the motivation when working from home, in actual fact I find I am more productive than if I were in a office setting. There are less distractions (even with my fridge and treat cupboard within touching distance!) and there is no-one to have a gossip with!
I’m not saying working from home is easy, on the flipside there is the disadvantage that you do not get to see anyone or speak to them. It can actually be quite lonely, which is why I am eternally grateful to the fantastic network of friends that I have, both bloggers and non-bloggers.
For the moment – I say that after working from home for almost 7 years – it works well for me and Liv and provides me with the time and resources to spend quality time with my daughter. It also means I can have leisurely, gossip filled lunches with friends every so often, for this alone I wouldn’t change what I do!