Today marks some firsts, my friends.
Today is the first day of my unemployment, and the first day that theathomecouple.com is official. I am now at home!
Truth be told, the reality probably won’t kick in until next week, because I kind of feel like I’m just on vacation. Eli has graciously given me this week to adjust, so I spent the day working through a list of things I want to accomplish around the apartment. Things that have been knawing at me and I just haven’t had the time to do. So I cleaned up the balcony,planted some flowers and worked on a project for my Uncle’s 50th birthday. All this between loads of laundry and dishes. I’m wiped . . .but I feel great.
We have a lot on the go right now, and a lot that we want to work on. We are in the process of launching a new content service called WordBoo.com. And I’m going to be putting together presentation material to market my design services. So hopefully soon I’ll be busy with work stuff, which makes getting all these little chores out of the way all the more important.
Throughout the day today I found myself thinking about what I would have been doing at work if I was there, and thinking a lot about my friends. I had a pretty rough day on Friday because I realized that I wouldn’t see these people anymore. They have helped me through a lot, whether they’re aware of it or not. In the past year and a half I have done so much growing, and each one of them is responsible for helping me through it. I almost started to second guess my decision because I realized that working from home with Eli doesn’t really allow for any other social interaction. But that is just one of the challenges we face. Finding that balance and recognizing when it’s time to be apart.
There will be many other challenges and that is what excites me and motivates me. I need the unknown to keep me moving forward, otherwise I become too comfortable and I get lazy.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this is just day one. And on day one I feel great. I’ve accomplished a lot today and I am so proud of myself for making the commitment and taking that leap. Tomorrow is another day, and I’ll deal with it when it gets here.