I work from home.
I swear sometimes I have a hard time convincing people that I am not lounging in my pajamas while fielding emails all day.
That is an ideal day working from home but here’s the deal. I am also a mother. I have a potty training three year old waging light saber battles and asking for snacks all day. He is my other boss. A Lil’ Mafietto, if you will. (Thanks Hitaly, for this new nickname.)
My other boss is cool too and much easier to negotiate with.
This job is hard. I reserved two days a week to be home with my little ones. I am the one who takes an afternoon break to have their snack ready when their father brings them home. I am the one carrying that little one to his nap time. (Thank God he is a good napper or this deal would not work.)
Today, when I was interviewed by Shelley Mielock Davis from Mieshel Image Consulting for her radio show Professional Presence on the Michigan Business Network, I was hiding in my attic. I had plied Vito with cheese, crackers and baby carrots. I had also turned on Thomas the Train. The holy grail of movies in his world.
Yes. I pulled out the big guns to make sure I could be uninterrupted for 12 minutes. Mission accomplished.
We talked about a lot but I think the most important piece was mentioned after Shelley asked me how I manage to work, derby, raise chilluns’…
and write this blog.
I said, “You make time for the things you love.”
I love my job, my family, my derby and my writing. I do what I love and I do it often. That is how I align my priorities and how I schedule my appointments.
You can hear the interview tomorrow at 11am and 4pm on the Michigan Business Network.
I wish you a year of doing what you love, often and fully.