Yesterday started out challenging……
I have been “working from home” for two days so my husband can take care of all his appointments and such with the VA. (Also, shout out to the VA for continually canceling his appointments when he gets there….jerks!)
Here are some hard facts about working from home:
- Kids don’t understand the concept and think it’s time to play with you and distract you,
- Your husband thinks it means you’re available to help clean the house, watch kids, and take care of everything while he does other “projects,”
- Nothing gets done,
- You rather be at the office!
- You feel like the following:
I then had another bomb dropped on me. I thought I would be partnering with another yoga studio in the area…and now she’s not so sure. (I will say she has A LOT going on, so I actually understand).
I’m crushed. We had plans to teach and to launch a wellness magazine in the area.
So as I sit with screaming kids all around me, I feel lost.
I thought I was finally going to be able to teach yoga full time and spend more time with my kids and husband.
It was even harder to get work done knowing this. I felt like I needed a new plan.
When the morning was over, we found ourselves racing to couples therapy (and of course we were late). As you may have read last week, we are about over this shenanigan. Seriously, we are better when we are NOT in therapy. I don’t have such an urge to kill him all the time (not literally….) When we walk out of therapy, we are fighting and angry…but we press on.
Everyone agreed the relationship between us would be better if I worked from home all the time. Crazy, right? Considering how insane my house is during the day. The flip side is leaving each day to go to work when your husband has combat-related PTSD/TBI can make leaving the house for extended periods of time an absolute nightmare…
So I’m setting new goals.
It’s no secret writing is what makes me happy. It’s what I want to do for a career and it’s what I would do even if I didn’t have to work…along with teaching yoga. Teaching yoga makes me so happy and helps my own mental status (I have Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety), so I won’t ever give up teaching.
I’m determined to find my own way as a writer and instructor so I can work from home. As chaotic as working from home can be, it will make for better relationships at home and with my husband.
Have you ever worked from home? What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?