|Ignoring the fact that I even had a job!|
That's what I've done historically at least. But I think it's beginning to change, and there is a simple reason for it - I actually like my job now! When I head home after a day's work, I keep thinking about what I'm working on and sometimes even break out my laptop later in the day to continue my work. I'm writing, editing, and developing content (not to mention posting on and monitoring our Facebook page) for a living now. Not my dream job yet, but it's on the road!
(For those who are wondering, my ultimate dream job is to work as a full-time writer for HowStuffWorks.com. That would be AMAZING. Just sayin'.)
The best part about it is that I am happy to keep thinking about work and doing my job beyond the typical 8 hours.
Ah! You see the paradox too, didn't you? If I like my job and am willing (and happy) to take my work home with me, how does my regular life fit into the equation?
To be perfectly honest, I'm still trying to figure that out. My poor tea blog has been getting neglected somewhat, even this early in its life. I'm so caught up in doing my paid work for the company that I've been putting some of my work at home off so I can continue to prove my worth. So here I am, thinking about the changes in my life and work situations and how I can balance them more.
One of the first things to come to mind is the way I can use a lot of what I learn as a Copywriter and Social Media Clerk to enhance my personal work with Fun and FlirTea and even with A Chomp at Love! To do that, I need to get a real handle on each of these positions and the right kind of mindset to have in each of them to produce the best results.
When you think of it that way, I guess it makes sense that my personal pursuits will take a back seat to my professional pursuits while I acclimate myself.
So what other considerations are there? I'm not sure yet!
Let's get a discussion going on this, shall we? Do you have any advice on balancing work and home lives? What is your job situation - i.e. do you enjoy your job or dislike it? Do you find it more or less distracting to your home life and how?