After over a year working from a home office, I now commute between 20 and 40 minutes one way to work in an office. I love it. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I love my new job, and my co-workers are amazing, but also just getting out of the house and into an office has done me a world of good.
Once we moved to Savannah, I spent a lot of time alone in the apartment with the cats. The more time I spent alone with the cats, the more I didn’t want to leave the apartment. Even to go grocery shopping. Just the thought was exhausting, honestly. Over the past few weeks, leaving the apartment is nothing for me. Though I don’t want to do the grocery shopping on my way home. We’ve been really active – we bought kayaks and use them frequently, we’ve visited family, etc. and it’s so much easier.
I also didn’t have to really get dressed for work – leggings and a t-shirt was the basic dress code. If I had a client meeting where I needed to turn on my camera, I’d wear a slightly nicer top. Hats were my best friend. Now, I get dressed for work every day. Even on my most casual day I have on really nice jeans, ankle boots, and a decent top. Plus makeup, jewelry, and with my hair fixed – never a hat. Just making that change has boosted my self confidence and I feel more like myself than I did while working at home.
Not everything is better, though. I don’t get to hangout with my cats nearly as much, sometimes Shane is asleep by the time I get home, and I have to wake up super early. We all know I’m not a morning person. For some people, those negatives would be deal breakers, but I’m happy to report that I love working in an office even if I have a commute now. I think some people just need an outlet outside of their home.
PS – I am fully vaxxed and boosted. My hands are dry from the washing, drying, and hand sanitizer.