I am returning to Corporate America Sept 1. Here are some important things I learned during my writing break:
1. Washing my hair everyday isn't necessary. I find that my hair is softer, fuller and not as frizzy if I skip a day. Or two. Now before my break, I washed my hair at least once every day. I curled it, hairsprayed it, mutilated it. Now it's healthier!
2. Shaving my legs everyday isn't necessary either.
3. I really don't need 20 pairs of jeans, 50 T-shirts, a million sweatshirts. My wardrobe working from home consisted of boxers, Ts, sweatshirts, pajama bottoms and sometimes, very seldomly, jeans. Granted I won't get away with this at the new job,but I now know how to curb spending.
4. I do, in fact, need 30 pairs of shoes.
5. Yogurt really isn't that fantastic. I don't know what the fuss is all about. I had time for breakfast so I used it wisely and made yummy things. If you think about what yogurt really is, you wouldn't be so eager to rush to the supermarket and partake in the 10 for $10 specials they advertise weekly. Blech!
6. Naps are great at any age.
7. My soul mate really is my dog. Both of us will experience withdrawal symptoms without the other next month. I will race home everyday to snuggle with her and apologize for having to leave her.
8. Patio inspired tales are a real thing. Drinking hot tea or coffee out in the porch every day is inspirational. I even eat dinner out there several times. Peaceful and quiet. Except for the cicadas, squirrels and chipmunks.
9. Nerf darts are worthless. I now inderstand why tween and teen boys feel the need to have BB guns.
11. I'm going to miss the free life. I have writer friends who are retired and write all day. We send each other words, photos, memes of encouragement and I will miss our smartphone comraderie.
If you ever get the chance to work from home, DO! I'm calmer, easier to get along with and happier. At first I was worried about staying on task, but I managed my time wisely and efficiently. I really need to win the lottery or find a rich aunt who sends me $ every month. I'm not greedy. I just need the bills paid so that I can write full time again.