For many of us, working from home is a wonderful option. I know it was for me as a mom of two, graduate student and military spouse. My husband was away so much for training and this left me solo parenting for most of the time. However, I knew that I didn’t want to let my career take the back seat and working from home helped me keep my professional skills sharp. I also could not see myself shelling out hundreds of dollars a week on day care for the children, when I could easily stay home and work. Sounds great, right? However, it may seem a little too good to be true. And it surely was harder six years ago when I was job searching and organizations were hesitant about hiring a remote employee.
As someone who has worked from home for the past six years, I have gained just a little insight on the gift of working from home. I like to call this insight, work from home truths. It hasn’t been an easy ride, I’ve experienced the occasional ups and downs; however, I consider myself so darn lucky to have had this type of opportunity. What truths have I learned these past six years?
Here are 5 truths about working from home:
If you work from home, what truths have you found out? I would love to hear your feedback.
About the blogger:
Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. Her husband was one of the many soldiers impacted by the unprecedented activation of the National Guard in 2008. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. As a branding and digital influencer, she has created content for A&E, Lifetime Network and PBS. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband of 11 years and two children.
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