However, in creating my own work-from-home business, I have discovered a few things about myself.
For example, I thought that if I was ever able to 'work' from home, I could happily spend my time watching television, having coffee with friends or going shopping, mainly because I would have all this 'free time' to do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. After all, isn't that the whole point of working from home?
Well, it's not like that at all.
I've discovered I'm a bit of a workaholic and that I'm also extremely disciplined. So, when it's a stunningly sunny day, I could easily wander outside, gaze at my beautiful sea view and sunbathe for a few hours. But I don't. In fact it's quite the opposite. My office faces the road, not the view, and regardless of the weather, it's the room in our house where I spend most of my time and I actually like being in there.
I have discovered a kind of 'inner drive' about myself that compels me to want to be in my office, getting on with my work and helping my clients. I actually don't want to be outside working on my tan!
When I worked in the 'real world' I always enjoyed my jobs and found my work extremley rewarding, but it's absolutley nothing like owning your own business and nothing beats the feeling of having a happy client and a job well done.
Now, if I could just get the hang of not going to work in my PJ's and slippers...! ;o)