Are you a professional or a hobbyist?

I work for myself from home. It sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?
There is no need to dress up or slap on makeup in the morning. If I’m sick, I can stay in bed until I am better. Who will know, and more importantly, who can tell me off? I’m in charge – I can do what I like! The up-sides are endless. I can go to the doctors, the dentist or pop to the bank whenever I please and I do not need to juggle personal appointments around work and school pick-ups. It’s awesome! Total freedom! Getting my hair cut during the week when it’s quiet, is always tempting and If I’m feeling tired, I can start a little later or grab a shower in the middle of the day to perk me up. I can even stick a load of washing on or clean the floors if I feel so inclined (rare to be fair!). As a multi-tasking mother of four, I can write articles from my kitchen table, while tonight’s dinner is bubbling away on the stove and the tumble dryer is whirring away. I can add into the mix a little Amazon shopping, cuddling the puppy and replying to family WhatsApp messages or picking up FaceTime calls from my kids. Continue reading “Are you a professional or a hobbyist?”