Let's talk about boundaries. I've heard and seen the topic of setting work boundaries come up a lot in the past few years. It's funny to think about when I entered the workforce, how the thought of "setting boundaries" was almost unheard of. Was it because fewer people were glued to their phones and taking work home with them? Was it because we know better now? Maybe it is a combination of these factors. What I do know is that somewhere in between getting married, going through a pandemic and having a child, setting work boundaries became not just something to strive for, but a necessity. I brought up a real example of my coworker's work boundary (see the email signature below) on Instagram recently, and it sparked A LOT of comments from you all. So, today I am sharing those and more about my journey with work boundaries.
I'm home from our Christmas trip to Illinois last week, and am slowly getting back into a routine (and cleaning up from the Christmas aftermath!). Before we left for Illinois, Will and I had Christmas with my family. Then, we drove out to Illinois for time with Will's family. It was great to get out of the city and enjoy a slower pace of life. We had lots of family time and even enjoyed some four-wheeling! I also did a lot of reflecting on the past decade and the New Year and decade to come. Since this decade is quickly coming to an end, I thought it would be worthwhile to share highlights of the decade and the honest ups and downs that came with it.
"OMG! You're so lucky!" That's what most people say immediately after I tell them I work from home. A little over a year ago, I started my own business and began working from home, four out of five days a week. Since then, it's been quite the ride, but it's honestly not something I talk about a lot. So, today I want to share the pros and cons of working from home.