It has been a while since I last posted on my blog. It has been a massive couple of months for my whole family. We have left our retail space to pursue my ultimate dream of working from home. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful family that has helped me set up a new studio on the front of our residence from which I can sell my supplies and hold my classes.
I am now in my second week of working from home and I have yet to fall into a groove with it all. The concept seems simple enough but the reality is very different to how I expected. I have never been at home before (only public holidays and the odd annual leave). Since I left school and went to Uni I have always worked full time. The only real time I had off was when Ella was born and I had 6 months at home to care for her before returning to work.
There is so much to be done around my home that I would love to do, but I am also aware that I need to concentrate on my business and develop my ecommerce and classes to a higher level. I also want to interact more with Ella since I have only been around on the weekends.
I am sure I will fall into the groove soon, it is just a weird concept being here. Is it the female guilt of making sure the house is tidy before I go off and do my work? I never thought that would concern me, but it is (big time).
Today I went down to my glass studio and starting work on some beads and then I got the phone call from the school saying that Ella is not well, can you come and pick her up. Well, this is a first also, she is never sick, and if I had been at the old shop I am not sure of what we would of organised for her. But I turned off my glassing torch and headed off to school without have to put a sign up anywhere to say "sorry shop closed due to family emergency".
I really think I need a fairly strict routine for housework, family and business. If you are a work at home Mum let me know how you coped to start with I would appreciate any tips.
This is the outlook from my new studio set up - we look onto the golf course,