If you told us 19 years ago when we first met that we’d be working from home, we probably wouldn’t have believed you. When we met we were young, ambitious university students who had big plans to work in Corporate America.
And had you told us that we would not only be working from home one day – but working from home together and homeschooling – we likely would have laughed at the idea (very, very loudly).
But here we are, nearly 2 decades later, working from home together. And the truth is, we love it.
But how do we make it work?
How do we not get sick and tired of being with each other day in and day out?
It’s really quite simple: We love what we do and we love each other. While every day isn’t a walk in the park, we have been able to find a good balance for working from home and raising a family. And when things seem to get off balance, we just work toward another solution together and keep going.
3 Things We Love About Working From Home
1. Growing Closer as a Family
Because we don’t have to do the whole 9-5 thing, we don’t feel the regular stress and pressures that the outside world of working can bring. While we have coped with these undue stressors in the past; working for ourselves from home is a much different pace of life. We have found that we have grown much closer spending more time together and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
2. Setting Our Own Hours
We love that we can choose to work when it suits our family best. While we do try to work consistent hours, we also have the ability to change those hours if needed. We use this when we do things like field trips or service projects. It is a blessing to also be able to go places when the masses are at work and school (think grocery shopping in a nearly empty store or no lines at the gas station). Score!
3. Flexible Work Locations
This has been a very unexpected blessing of having a home-based business. While we have our main office at home, as long as we have an Internet connection, we’re in business! This has allowed us to live a much more relaxed lifestyle and has been very beneficial for our love of traveling.
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