6 Surprising Things About Working From Home

  1. Yes, pants are not important. OK, that one wasn’t that surprising. I’ve long been a fan of Pants-less Sundays (that thing where you convince your significant other to handle any tasks that would involve leaving the house or seeing other people so you can spend the entire day on the couch/in bed and never have to get dressed). However, I didn’t realize how much I would like Pants-less Mondays, Tuesdays, etc.
  2. I don’t value showering as much as I thought I did. If you started out working in your pajamas, why not just let it ride all the way to bedtime?
  3. All that time I spent wondering what my dogs do all day was pointless. They do nothing. NOTHING. Unless you count sleeping as something.
  4. Lunch is kind of a chore. At my old 9-5 jobs, I absolutely could not wait to make the trip to the break room or cafeteria, but now it’s alarmingly difficult to make my pants-less ass go downstairs and make a sandwich. I don’t know why; I guess when you get to spend your entire day doing exactly the work you want to, it’s more of a nuisance to interrupt it.
  5. In the same vein as number 4, I am not the homemaking machine I promised myself I would be. With no commute, I was going to have so much extra time to do all the things I struggled with before. I was going to work out every morning, run downstairs to change loads of laundry between Facebook posts, do the dishes at lunch… Yeah, not so much. To be fair, though, I have been cooking more and I actually kind of like it, so that was definitely a surprise.
  6. I am now a member of an elite group known as the “Rodometer Club” (it’s *super* elite because I just invented it)–that’s when you’ve made it all the way to the end of Roseanne in syndication and you’re there for that magical moment when the network decides to just start the whole series over from the beginning. Not trying to brag or anything, but I’ve seen the Rodometer flip twice now.

Do you work from home? What did you find most surprising about it?