If that wasn’t clear, let me make it so that it is. This should sum it up.
(As well as show off what was a very well manicured weekend).
The caption for this picture read “This could not be further from reality.” I know this caption to be correct.
My dilemma, in being one who works from the comfort of my apartment, is this: how do you motivate yourself to be diligent when the only other “person” with you is a cat named Layla, who, curled up in an adorable little ball on your bed, makes you want to do the same?
I have always been an office writer. Funny how when I worked at a place with a Wii, an XBox, a slew of video games and a stocked kitchen, I was somehow more focused than I am in an apartment that has a tiny TV, no food in the kitchen (EVER), and at best a good selection of fashion mags.
And then there is summer. Seriously, talk about a terrible time to go full time freelance.
Maybe it’s just me, but whenever this particular season rolls around and I should be writing, I’m usually daydreaming. When the sun is shining and summer dresses are on every block, all I can think about is doing the following:
Come on – that’s fair, right? Who doesn’t want a big margarita with their friends in the sun? And sure, maybe craving a nice frosty beverage at noon on a Wednesday is a little extreme, but hey – summer comes but once a year.
So it basically comes down to – how do you sit down and buckle yourself in when your home becomes the office, too?
I know a lot of you are on the freelance boat as well, so this question isn’t meant to be cute and rhetorical. Give it to me, gang. I’m new to the whole work-from-home, full-time freelance experience.
Help your tiny friend, mmkay?