Remember a really long time ago I hinted at some big life events that were taking up all of my free time? Well I announced the new house about a month ago, but something else happened right around the same time that I’ve been keeping under wraps. Don’t worry, it’s not super exciting (well, for the rest of the world, I imagine) so you haven’t been missing out. So what’s up? I got a new job!
Let me backup and set the scene for you: horse show season is in full swing, DH and I are shopping for a house and I’m applying to as many jobs as I can. So naturally, everything falls into place at once: we close on a house on a Friday, a week later we move in on a Saturday, I start my new job two days later on Monday and Miles and I go to a horse show the following Friday. My new life motto? Go big or go home. So that’s why I’ve been going a bit crazy and haven’t been blogging as much.
The new job is very similar to what I’ve done before: jack of all trades marketing and communication efforts. So far, I’ve spent a majority of my time designing some printed booklets, but I’m looking forward to working on web and social media efforts in the near future, plus helping to shape the company’s brand in the future. The industry is completely different than anything I’ve ever done before, which is both exciting and intimidating. I’m learning a lot, but since this is the company’s busy time of year, I’m also putting in a decent number of hours. That’s perfectly fine with me though — I’d much rather be busy than bored!
The other exciting part of the new job is that it’s all remote, so I work 100% from home. It’s been an adjustment for me, since I’ve always had an office gig, but like with anything else there are pros and cons. So far, I’ve loved the flexbility — I can start working early, take a long lunch to run to the barn, and still finish my day around 5 pm. Instead of taking a 10 minute break and surfing Facebook, I use that time to throw in a load of laundry. Plus my office is as loud or as quiet as I want it to be! What’s hard is that now I’m at home… all the time. By myself. I don’t get any physical interaction with coworkers and there’s definitely no stopping by someone else’s cubicle to ask how their weekend was.
Do any other bloggers work from home? What do you love and/or hate about it?