Day One Of Officially Being “athome”


Today marks some firsts, my friends.

Today is the first day of my unemployment, and the first day that 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  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.

Until then,


16 thoughts on “Day One Of Officially Being “athome””

  1. Congratulations! It’s a crazy ride. You’ll love it. Being at home 24/7 with your spouse is awesome and ridiculous at the same time.

  2. Hi V,

    Congrats! My girlfriend and I are on the same path as you guys and I can’t wait until we have enough passive income coming in to cover the amount of money she brings in from her paycheck so she can be here with me!

    Good luck

  3. @Laura-Jane-Thanks! I think we’ll just have to take it one day at a time. Eli and I have a lot of fun together, whether we’re working or not.

    @Jake-It is so AWESOME you say that because that’s pretty much verbatim what I was telling people before I left. They all have amazing talents and I can definately see them being utilized in a much more productive way.

    @Anand-Mmmm, Co-Ceo . . . . I like that much better. And I guess it’s true. 🙂

    @Ian-Congratulations to you for working towards that goal. I have to tell you that I didn’t think it would ever really happen. I thought Eli was a bit loco when he started talking about this, but here we are a year and a half later. We’re still going to be working our asses off, but it’s directly for our benefit now. I love it!

    @TammyQuitter-Tee hee . . . FUNemployed. I like that!

  4. Bravo Veronica!!

    I’m so inspired! Tammy Quitter and I are following in your footsteps. We’re moving toward the day when we’ll officially be Quitters like you are. It takes time and plenty of patience, I’ve discovered, as well as a lot of banging your head against the wall and second-guessing your plans.

    The path to becoming a Quitter is more like a maze with so many options it can make your head spin. Sometimes we don’t know which way to turn, but hearing of other Quitters’ success is like the sunshine breaking through gray clouds and lighting the way.

    Best wishes to you both!

    Scott Quitter
    .-= Scott Quitter´s last blog ..A Personal Declaration of Independence =-.

  5. That’s fantastic V! And seriously, serious cleaning will do wonders for your productivity. Nothing hanging over you, tempting you with procrastination, and a mental as well as literal fresh start.

    Btw, I love seeing you post more often. 🙂
    .-= WordVixen´s last blog ..Bonsai Tree Care =-.

  6. That a girl V!!! All the best to ya! But we’ll catch up better at pigfest! Ohhhh yaaa!!! You better be going that’s one of the highlights for me on that weekend is seeing you! and i’m looking forward to you meeting the woman! she’s cool and I’m sure you’ll think that to!

  7. @Busto – Dude, I was telling Al the other night that Busto better be bringing his lady with him! I’ve been hearing nothing but great things and we need more estrogen to balance out the madness that is pigfest lol. See you in a few weeks!

  8. @Eli – Hells ya! I’ve already gave her the run down on how it is and that it can get a little “primal” and i hear you on the balance it out!!! Good times good times I can’t wait! All in due time my friend! We’ll all be hooligans for the weekend.

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