Monday, October 28, 2013

The Glamorous Life

One morning six months ago, a client who lived in Denmark wanted to have a Skype call about a writing job I was doing for her. Because of the time difference, though, the best time for us to talk was 6 a.m. my time.

So I woke up early, got ready for my day job, and sat down at my desk with a cup of coffee. "This is how people in the real world work," I thought.

Not that state government, where I'd worked for 20 years, wasn't the real world. But in state government you're never allowed to work from home and there's no reason you'd ever Skype with Denmark. (At least not that I can think of!)

It felt so exciting. So glamorous.

Last week, I had one Skype call, two GoToMeetings, and three phone calls. Among those were clients in London, New York, California...and one woman who wasn't sure where she was. Glamorous?

I'm officially living that "glamorous" life. This is how it looks:



It is exciting to be able to work from home and build my own business. Nothing beats that. Oh...wait...one thing beats that. That thing?

WRITING.

All that to say--it's interesting how something new goes from feeling really glamorous to (gradually) feeling like daily life. I wish we could retain that excitement we feel when we move to a new house, buy a new car, or start an exciting new life. Where does that feeling go?