Freelancing from home while I raise Oscar is great but it’s not without is challenges.
Imagine you work in a office, with no one else around you, and you work almost entirely from written instructions. Not ideal but all going well so far.
Now image that you’re in that office, working alone, when in comes a marching band. And the band is noisy and its distracting, but hey, you can just block it out and get on with your work. Except the marching band also wants you to be its conductor. You know – the guy at the front who leads the way. So you have to do your work, whilst trying to block out the sound and the distraction of the band, all while conducting the band.
But eventually the band decides to leave for a bit. Yay! But oh no. You don’t just get to stop being the marching band’s conductor once they go out of the office. You still have to think about conducting the band, even when it’s not there. Them’s the rules!
But OK it’s quieter and you can think about the band, whilst working. As long as the written instructions come on time. Because if they don’t, you’re going to have to work, ignore, conduct as before.
But you do it.
Because you’re a stay at home/work at home mother.
Or a Marching Band Conductor – whichever you prefer.