I’ve been pushing for it for months. The commute was killing me and I was frustrated with how much downtime I spent chained to a desk during the day. I went so far as to help restructure my pay in order to help make the transition more plausible for the company.
And as of today, it’s official.
I am now working part of the week from home.
I still have to go into the office for half of the week. My kids will still need to attend day care and after school activities. I’m not, in any way, becoming a stay at home mom. I don’t even feel like I’m a work it home mom, technically, since I’m still very much tied to an office and being away from the kids during the work day.
I’m excited. I’m thrilled about the flexibility it will give me to take care of personal things during regular down periods during the day. I’m happy to be able to rid myself of half of my weekly commute time. I feel like I’ve found at least five brand new hours in my week!
I’m also nervous.
I promised my boss I would be able to work just as effectively from my home office. I assured him my productivity wouldn’t suffer. I said over and over again that this adjustment had nothing to do with me working less and everything to do with efficiency.
I suppose the fact that he bought that is a testament to my skills as a salesperson.
So today I get everything I wanted and asked for. And I am scared to death I’m going to blow it.