Since leaving my full time job last summer, I realize how fortunate I was to be able to make that choice.
But one thing I hadn’t known/realized was going to happen, was how isolating that truly can be.
I came across an excellent article today, posted below that really spoke to me.
I went from a busy customer service based management position in a crazy busy store to a quiet, no-routine day where if I wasn’t careful, I could spend the whole day in my jammies, never leaving the couch.Which sounds GREAT…but not really.
I mean, come on. Lookit that sweet face. Who’d wanna go out!?
I realized the problem one day, when I had to go out for milk or something, and I started chatting a mile a minute to the cashier. And I realized, I hadn’t spoken to a human being other than my fiance (and the cats) for over a WEEK. Hadn’t left the house!!! (Going out in the backyard didn’t count).
I watched a family of Blue Jays fledge. Have to say, it was pretty cool.
I immediately resolved to do at least ONE errand, no matter how small, every day.
I made regular gym times, and started going back to Yoga. It helped, a lot!
THIS article I found on the wonderful “Sew Mama Sew” website REALLY spoke to me. It’s all about Fiona Pullen and her new book. I love this site. Words cannot describe how awesome it is. The content is smart, funny, absorbing and you can always find help, tips, etc on what you’re working on. AND tons of inspiration and inspirational people to keep you always onto something new!
“Fiona Pullen runs the UK-based The Sewing Directory, and she has a new book out chock full of excellent advice. Craft a Creative Business helps you plan for success as you turn a love for sewing or other artistic endeavors into a thriving business.” – From Sew Mama Sew
What’re your tips for At Home Work Survival? Anyone else feel like this?