Monday, September 19, 2011

New Back to School Normal

Today has reminded me how wonderful it has been to be able to work from home.  Even though I have spent about one week per month in Houston over the past year, I still enjoyed the convenience of a 10 step commute for the rest of the time.  This morning, I started a new routine:  Commuting to the office, working all day,impromptu meetings (just because I'm there and available), racing to after care, Tae Kwon Do lessons, cooking dinner...  And that's as far as I have made it.

At least two days a week, I will be joining the majority of working moms with a trip to the office.  This requires not only getting my husband and daughter out the door, but also a shower and some type of presentable attire at a very reasonable hour.  I realize only now what I have not been missing.

I am frequently asked, "How do you like working from home?"  My standard response is that it can be rather lonely and that I miss the face-to-face interaction with my co-workers every day.  I'm going to tell myself that tomorrow morning at 5:45 when my alarm goes off again.