Friday, May 8, 2009

One for the con list of working at home

Since starting Blueprint I've been working from home a bunch. It doesn't make sense to use our money on rented office space so we meet clients at their office, local Starbucks, or sometimes at a restaurant. Chelsea and I are creative when meeting with each other. So far we've:

-Discussed business while en route to meeting a client, networking event, or professional happy hour. This means a lot of fast chatter and interrupting.

-Met at Chelsea's house late at night in her office. This means a lot of exasperated sighs and calculation of hours of sleep we can afford to miss in order to get work done.

-Met over dinner. This means we forget to eat because we're too engrossed in business talk. Worst possible place to meet by far since we are both extremely grumpy when hungry.

So, we work a lot at home and I've actually grown to like it...but there are distractions. While most people chalk their distractions up to the internet (facebook, online shopping, AIM or gchatting) I get distracted by my furry companions.

Furry companion #1
Furry companion #2
Annnd #1 and #2 together.

With their constant begging for attention, snoring (yes, one does snore. It is loud.) and potty breaks, I'm rethinking the whole "let's wait to get an office" thing.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reminding me of another good reason for putting off getting a dog.

    Two kiddos around the house is distraction enough! :-)