The 5 Best and Worst Things About Working From Home

5 Best and Worst Things About Working From Home

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About a half a year ago, I made the amazing leap to become a full time knitting teacher and knitwear designer. It’s been an crazy ride with some pretty bendy learning curves. My plan for starting slow did not work (not complaining), so I had to scramble to get my systems in place. In the last six months I’ve:

– Finished 10 sweaters, 2 shawls, 2 cowls, 1 hat and 1 wrister design for magazine & book publication
– Taught at 5 knitting shows
– Taught at 3 knitting guilds
– Taught at 2 knitting shops
– Attended 2 trade shows
– Taught 1 online webinar

and a partridge in a pear tree . . .

Here’s some things I’ve learned about working from home (drum roll please)

5 Best Things About Working From Home

5 Worst Things About Working From Home

5. Spend less money on metro card.
I know, does not seem like a big savings, but it really is!

4. No annoying corporate meeting where nothing gets done.
This was by far my least favorite thing about my office job, meetings were long, tedious, and often involved yelling.

3. I can listen to whatever music I want. Pandora has become my best friend. She can really surprise me with her odd choices.

2. You never have to go out in the terrible winter weather.
This is a GREAT perk about my workplace. The snow this year has been awful, and watching it from my window has been great.

and the # 1 best thing about working from home

1. Pants optional!

5. Spend more money on firewood.
Especially this winter, I’m already on my second firewood delivery

4. No stopping by offices of your favorite people.
However, my two favorite people from my old job have also transitioned into new careers and now we have great dinners out to catch up.

3. Neighborhood noises.
Sirens, honking horns, and my neighbor’s kid discovered the pogo stick and I was treated to this sound * for 90 min (not kidding)

2. You never leave the office.
When you are already a home-body, this can be dangerous.

and the # 1 worst thing about working from home

1. Pants optional!

* annoying sound provided here
Audio version of a sharp stick in the eye!

What are your top 5 best and worst things about your work place. Let me know!

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One comment

  • O. Jolly February 14, 2014   Reply →

    I’m truly impressed by all you’ve done in the half a year! I can’t give you 5 each of best and worst for me, but I will give you 1 of each regarding working at home. Best is having a flexible schedule when I need it. The worst is that schedule I’m always juggling. I’m getting better but I often underestimate the amount of time a project will take. I haven’t missed a deadline but I hate rushing.

    Wow, you have a fireplace!

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