Thursday, December 9, 2010
Working from home? Rocks!
Yep, it's 6 p.m. and even though I have showered, I opted for no contacts, make-up or nice clothes. Instead, I chose my Jersey Shore-ish sweatsuit and Ugg slippers. I'm also working at our kitchen table with a big cozy blanket wrapped around me and a space heater blowing a warm, Florida-like breeze on my legs and tootsies.
Recently, a couple of my girlfriends told me they had the option of working from home, but opted not to because they missed the social interaction and had a hard time being motivated. I see their point, but I think being able to do laundry, cuddle with my dogs and not have to worry about a big stain on my shirt totally outweighs those concerns.
After 8 years of morning reporting and hitting the snooze button at 2 a.m., I'm lavishing in sleeping in. Today I woke up at 10:30 a.m. Who does that besides 14-year olds on Christmas vacation?? Sure, I'll work into this evening, but I don't mind. It took years to realize that I get my best work done at night.
In terms of social interaction, all I have to do is walk down the street toward the L train or to the local Starbucks. Nearly every time, a bum will ask me for money, call me a profanity, or confess their love. Yep, one particular bum near Grand and Fairbanks always yells that he loves me. That's interacting, right?