I really love the freedom that being self-employed brings, it means I can spend my time with the boys and my family yet still work and bring in a needed wage into our family, lets face it – there aren’t many jobs you can do and really enjoy while still not missing a single family moment.
I have been there to see those first steps and hear those first words and know this is the perfect job for me, it does however mean I am home to clean up all the mess that comes with two young boys and often means I can be found writing into the night as lets face it young boys aren’t exactly quiet are they?
Last year Ollie and I set to work in our spare room with the plan of creating a beautiful office space for me, the whole idea of this was so when I do sit down to work I can do so without distractions. Working from home is wonderful but I do often find myself whipping the hoover round, loading the washing machine and doing one of a million household jobs which need doing all the time.
Having an office space now means I have somewhere to keep all my paperwork neatly and out of the way – which of course is great for my OCD and means the boys can’t get hold of them.
I really do love this room which is just for me, it has been decorated how I want it and has enough desk space for me to spread out. There are a few things I need to still get to make it perfect such as a decent lamp as the lighting is really poor in that room and a new chair would really help my back and stomach muscles especially now while I can recovering from major surgery.
One of the things I have been told I will need to do when I am a little more heeled from my operation is to ease myself in gently to exercise again. Before my operation I had joined a gym and was actually beginning to enjoy it, that’s not something I thought would happen and I am actually missing it.
It will have to be very gentle exercises to start with as I certainly don’t want my insides falling out, something like in this video from Furniture At Work™ would be a perfect way of easing back in gradually and is something I could do at home too.
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