I am still alive and still working from home. All is well in Houston, Texas 🙂
Here is what has been especially cool about working from home:
- Barefoot. Divine! The upside is that my feet and toes are super happy. The downside is that I can’t stand any shoes any more, and putting on anything fancy and high-healed just feels wrong. I have nothing to wear on my feet!
- More time for doing personal stuff, like writing on this blog or in my journal.
- Traveling and working from remote locations!
- All the energy for meeting people face-to-face conserved until the evening (which is the perfect setup for an introverted hermit that I am).
Between July and September, I have worked remotely from some cool places:
- Bogotá in Colombia – by far the most fun (and the least productive, oops!)
- New York City – that was one long day of work trying to wrap everything up before the vacation!
- New Bern, North Carolina – technically not working… but still had to catch up on some stuff
- On lake Minnetonka in Minnesota – went to a wedding and was taking one day off (which is the hardest!), worried about the status of one thing so logged in for a bit
- Washington, D.C. – visited with a friend for a week and worked from her lovely apartment in DuPont Circle area.
…And went to some cool Houston-based events:
- WordCamp Houston! Volunteered (all the tickets were sold out by the time I heard about the conference, can you imagine?), met a lot of cool people, saw the keynote by Matt Mullenweg, and went to a hot (really steamy – A/C could not keep up with the crowd) after-party at Caroline Collective.
- TEDxHouston Book Club – now reading book #3, Hunting in Harlem
by Mat Johnson (who, like the other two, is also a local author). Really enjoyed the first two: I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown and Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman.
Of course it was not all butterflies and kittens (it still is not). Need to do more of: getting dressed into real clothes (ahem, like now), giving what I eat more respect, attention and effort, and remembering to plan ahead my excursions from the cave into the real world.
For now, I just wanted to check in and say hi to everybody. What’s up, dear readers, fellow bloggers, and enigmatic yet attractive strangers? (Yes, I am talking about you.) Drop me a line. Or wave at the computer screen. I will know and wave back, promise. *Waves hand enthusiastically*