Wednesday, 18 October 2017

#WorkSpaceWonder

Work Space

Working from home is a dream come true for me, it was something that I had wished I was in a position to do for a long time, and as amazing as it is, it turns out working from home can sometimes be harder than you may think. Much harder.

When you're working from home people don't really seem to consider it as working, because you are not going out to work in the conventional way (and let's face it blogging and freelance writing is a new age sort of job, especially when you are your own boss!). 

People call upon you for a favour that hinders your bottomless to do list, the dog decides he needs a 2 hour walk because he quite simply won't settle when he knows you're in the house, or you have to go and pick your poorly child up from school.

So yes, on a good day working from home is a dream come true, but there are so many things that can and do go wrong. This chain of thought got me thinking about my ideal work space, and I have to admit that I do have a pretty good setup (now that I have managed to invest in a desk chair!), and not to mention that I can work in my dressing gown and slippers if I so desire (and do when the weather gets colder!). 

There is no fighting over the office temperature, no freezing under the air conditioner, and I can quite simply revel in the cosy warmth that I covet. As I type this I am wearing the thickest fluffiest cardigan that I own, and I have matched that with a rather nice pair of slipper socks. At least this way when the doorbell sounds and I am face to face with yet another delivery driver, I won't have to look quite so embarrassed. 

At home office

So what would my #WorkSpaceWonder be? Ideally I would like a dedicated office space, right now I have my desk setup in the front room, but ideally to have my very own office with a door I can shut on the world would make life so much easier. Right now that is not an option, but this means that my two other family members are forever placing paperwork, toys and everything else onto my desk. It's not ideal, it can be rather annoying... And I have to clean my work space off most mornings before I can even sit down at it. It feels like I am forever having to sort through paperwork that isn't mine, I try and leave only my to do list and essential work load on the desktop, but they of course have other ideas...

I am not saying I would need to rent a office at Pall Mall Estates, but a designated room with no children and no dogs would be an absolute dream come true....For now though it is that, just a dream.

One day when we do eventually buy our own home, it would be amazing to have the room to set up my desk in a room all on it's own. This desk of mine is pretty special to me, it belonged to my Granddad who passed away just over a week ago, so I feel very blessed to be able to keep it in the family. It's an antique desk and although it doesn't keep in with my overall style, I was determined to make it work.

My little at home work space is pretty close to my heart, and even if the house changes, the desk will remain, and it will follow us to wherever I call home next. 


I have a pretty good setup all in all, it's a constructive place to work and above all else I can be flexible, flexible for friends, for family, for the pup. Working here, working from home allowed me to go and visit my Granddad in the care home on a weekly basis, it meant that I got some special extra time with him, it might not always be an ideal circumstance working from home, but how lucky am I to have been able to take that time out of my working day to spend with my Granddad.






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