I’m one of those people who dreads being asked what they do for a living.
Because I am a big ass flake. I’m the flakiest flake in flake town.
That being said, flakes know a lot of random things about a lot of random things.
Over the years, I have been a lawyer, a member of the Connecticut “Mommy Mafia”, a yoga teacher, a seminary student, a freelance writer, the author of a book about theology and probably some other things that I’ve forgotten.
See? I was not exaggerating about the flake thing.
But the one good thing that came from my professional flakedom was a lot of time spent on the internet learning ALL THE THINGS.
And I also learned how difficult it is to start a work-at-home career that actually makes money. It takes a lot of trial and error, online business culture savvy and hard work.
And I’ve had a lot of failures. I put a fair amount of time and money into starting an SEO firm for attorneys that never got off the ground (probably because I hated being an attorney and I hate everything that relates to legal stuff).
I’ve bought courses from all of the online business gurus who promised to help me craft the perfect offer that people would clamor all over. They are all such good sales people, and they make it all sound so damn easy.
The good news is that, during all of this trial and error that I considered to be time wasted, I actually learned a lot of valuable information about earning money at home. I’ve taken my lumps and I’ve written for the content mills. I’ve worked my way up to better rates, and a docket of work that I actually enjoy.
I also finished my first book, which I never, ever expected to have the opportunity to publish.
And through it all, my home office became my happy place.
It was the place where all of my ideas, good and bad, came to fruition. It is where I wrote countless keystrokes and had dozens of Skype chats with other online entrepreneurs all over the world. How lucky am I that the place where I work is my happy place?
I do non-work related work in there too. All of us who help run a home have plenty of business that we attend to. Paying bills, researching family vacations, looking up recipes and common core worksheets…That is important work too, and having a designated work space really helps me stay on track.
So that is why I felt led to begin home office love. Because I really, really love the hell out of my home office. I haven’t always lived in a home with the luxury of a dedicated office room. Our move down to Charlotte got us a lot more bang for the buck and a modern home blueprint for the first time. In the past, we had to find ways to make a home office work, so helping people find a place where they an hear their own thoughts is important to me.
It is from this years long finding my purpose, freelancing, solopreneurial journey that Home Office Love is born. I love home decor (even though I am a slob), shopping online, practicality (even though it doesn’t come easy) and creating joyful, beautiful and sacred places in the home.
That is what Home Office Love is all about.