I have been working primarily from home for the past 4 years. I am an entrepreneur so I work for myself but I also have contracted roles that I take on that allow me to work remotely. And let me just start off by saying that it is the most rewarding and draining thing that I have ever done. When I tell my friends and family I work from home its as though I just said “I am unemployed” or “free to do what I want”. Which is FAR from what is happening. More companies are offering job opportunities with telecommuting ( aka work from home) options and studies show that job flexibility is important to the millennial family dynamic. I want to share some pros and cons that come with working from home.
After living in NY for the last 16* years ( 2 yrs in NJ). This August my family and I took a huge leap of faith.
We moved 1000 miles from NY: Apple to GA: Peach.
From Jam packed high paced city life to open space slow motion country life. From friends and family around the corner to strangers and a whole new city and state.
As a mom and a business woman it’s hard to balance both my personal and professional schedules. I get invited to events all the time in which I want to attend but then the issue of childcare arises. I have to find a sitter, then calculate how long I will be out, pack and prepare my son to go to the sitter and so many other details. Just planning out who will be his temporary care giver while I am out is a whole new job and quite frankly a very time consuming process. Then the issue of picking him up and heading home after events was a whole new dilemma especially living in New Jersey and commuting to New York. Then I came up with a simple and pretty obvious solution. This solution was to BYOB (Bring our Own Baby) when attending events. For the last few months I have been bringing my son along with me to all sorts of events. Networking, Tech Meetups, Demo nights, Mastermind Groups, Conferences and more.
Here are 10 Reason why you should also BYOB:
On this blog I plan to share my story while inspiring other humans to follow their passions, dive into the world of entrepreneurship,
and be amazing at everything they do.