31 Days of Learning to Work from Home {Day 2}: Benefits

To get this series started, I thought I would first focus on the benefits of working from home.  I don't know about you, but I can think of a number of benefits for being able to help provide an income for my family....all from the comfort of our home.

As a wife and mom, we have the full time job of also managing our families.  As family managers, we are in charge of making sure the cleaning gets done and the clothes are washed.  We also run countless errands and play taxi driver for doctor appointments and other events.  We make time to care for our aging parents, coordinate events for ministries at church  We change countless diapers, wipe snotty noses, and lose sleep when our children are sick or cranky.  And the list goes on and on........

Being a wife and mom is a full time job in itself, so when we also work outside the home, it seems we never get everything done.  But having the opportunity to work from home allows us to have more control over our own schedules for the most part.  We spend less time in the road and less money on gas.  I count all of these as benefits.

Throughout the month, I will focus more on each of these benefits individually, but for a homebody, control freak, and a perfectionist, I came to the conclusion long ago that working from home would be a perfect option for me.  It's not that I'm in charge of everything I do for my new employer, but I am in charge of my own schedules and getting the work done in the way best for me.  

I have always worked well on my own.  When I was still in school, I always dreaded the group work assignments!  I never wanted the actions of someone else to determine my grade or how well I did.  Not much has changed since then.  

So....I hope you will stay with me this month and check back often to see more details of how I'm learning to work from home.  I have to admit, it's a bit stressful right now.  I've been in training for two days and away from the house for the most part.  I've got so much to learn and so much to do to get things set up and on schedule at home, but I feel confident that it'll all come together.  

This is the second post in the series: 31 Days to Learn to Work from Home.  


LLMom said...

I would love to work from home. Looking forward to your series.

Lynn Langford said...

Thanks, LLMom!

I've been struggling to post every day, but I hope you'll check back in.

I'm very excited about this opportunity and am anxious to get everything in place so I can function....and get back to blogging regularly.