When I made the decision to leave the corporate city world and work from home, I had no idea so much would change. I’d never worked from home before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than maybe to not have to wake up at 5:30am every day, which sounded pretty sweet to me. But as it turns out, it also affects your social skills, wardrobe, and your sanity. There have been times over the last 6 months I’ve found myself beyond thrilled to simply make a run to the grocery store in hopes of carrying on conversations with other humans and not just with myself all day. (What. You don’t talk to yourself?) The truth is, some pretty ridiculous stuff has come out of my mouth since making this change, so ridiculous in fact that some of it has been documented to randomly share with you some day. Today is that day. Randomness on a Wednesday is always fun, right?
Things I’ve said to my Mom (via phone)
- “I’m about to take out Oooj. Guess I’d better put on some pants. That’ll be weird, huh?”
- “It’s 4p, I’ve been writing for the last 5 hours, and I’m now pouring myself a margarita. But it’s okay. I mean, it’s 5p already on the east coast. Plus, isn’t this kind of ‘a thing’ for writers, to have a cocktail? It helps the creative flow, right? No really, right?? … Mom?”
- “I’m headed to Starbucks for a few hours to get some writing done. Guess this means I should put on a bra.”
Things I’ve said to Christian
- “I promise I’ll look cute for you tomorrow. Just give me today. Just give me today right now in these sweat pants, okay?!”
- “I’m off to Target. Hey- maybe I’ll meet some new friends while I try not to spend any more money on office supplies like blue paperclips and cute paperweights and stationary with my initial on it!”
- “Ugh, it’s just like- I don’t want to run all these errands. I just want to sit right here and read these blog posts all day!”
… Stand by for Vol. 2. Surely there is more to come.
Each Wednesday, I link up with my friend Anne from Love the Here and Now for Wednesday Wishes. Today, I wish that summer would last forever. As much as I love fall and oddly enough am looking forward to winter this year and the holidays, I’m not quite ready to let go of sunny mornings, warm breezes, long walks with Oooj, and late dinners outside with X. C’mon, summer! Don’t leave quite yet!