One of the hardest transitions in my life was to go from working from home instead of in a TV newsroom. If you’ve never visited a TV station it may be hard to really grasp what it’s like. You’re surrounded by fellow reporters, producers and managers. If there’s breaking news, there’s a lot of yelling and urgency. It might sound crazy, but I really missed it.
Believe me. I love working at home. I don’t officially clock in or clock out. If time allows – I can sleep in or take a nap. My schedule allows me to take A.J. to school and pick him up everyday.
But after almost seven years at home, I’ve realized that I really miss being around people and collaborating.
2016 I spent way too much time in my pajamas, sweat pants and lounge wear at hone. Unless I had a meeting, appearance or assignment as a social media correspondent, I didn’t get fully dressed more days than I can count.
As I look back on 2016, I was delighted at the array of times I used my TV skills including:
I still wanted to do more.
So in December 2016, I hosted an impromptu meetup with my fellow Atlanta work at home moms as I shared on the Mommy Talk Show Facebook page. We visited Decatur CoWorks, a co-working space where you pay for office space and business services for the day or month. Reserve a conference room for a collaboration, teach a course or make use of the wi-fi and get away from your distractions at home.
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Happy Wednesday! I’m collaborating with mompreneurs this morning & talking work-life balance today at Decatur CoWorks, a co-working & conference space.
In fact, went there Tuesday to finally get back to my first full day of work for 2017.
- Host in-person events
- Produce videos
- Organize Twitter parties and chats
If you’d like to work with me in Atlanta, message me on the Mommy Talk Show Facebook page.
Work at home moms, what are your 2017 goals?
What kind of collaborations have worked for you?
If you’re new here, you may not know that in 2011, I wrote an e-book to help moms come up with business ideas based on their skills.
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