Day 2: Your Work (Chapter Two)
What can you do or change to make working from home actually work for you? Creating an office space? Cleaning up that office space? Looking into finding a babysitter for a few hours a day? Take the first steps in making the change, then take a photo of your progress and post it on your blog.
This challenge is A LOT different for me than it has been for Tricia!
Why? I am a single mom.
I am blessed to have an amazing mom! She wants what I want, for the children to be home-schooled, grow in a wholesome, nurturing environment and to have unlimited access to their own mom.
We are only given a few short years with our children and I have never understood why so many people insist on wasting those years on such silly things. I value every minute I have with my children!
Now don’t get the wrong idea. They do not follow my every footstep throughout our home all day. We spend time together as we do school, as we eat meals and as we do Bible study. Other than that, we try to go outside every day and they ride bikes/ scooters while I walk – usually while talking to Mom while she is on her lunch break at work.
They have their own play room and they spend a lot of time in it. They also spend a lot of time running back and forth between the play room and the living room – where I camp out on my laptop while they’re playing.
I don’t get a lot of writing done this way but I do get some and that’s enough for me. My hope is that, one day I can make enough money writing, that Mom can retire and stay at home while I work from home and we can all have more time to spend together. Of course then, I will need to find some way to make a more specific time frame where I write and get things done online. But I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.
I may be revisiting this challenge then to see how it can help me implement a good schedule, once I have more demands on my time. (God-willing)
Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?
This post is part of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!