One of my co-workers once asked me why I never work from home. I live in suburbs pretty far south of Portland so my commute is at least 20-25 minutes on a good day. And, even though we don’t live in a place where traffic looks like this:
I do end up putting a lot of miles on my car in a week.
The simplest answer is that I am easily distracted by my surroundings. I have two roommates, really awesome movies in my Netflix queue, and a lots of comic books to read.
But if I’m being really honest with myself, those aren’t the real problems.
This is my dog, Stevie (she’s named after Stevie Nicks). Believe me when I say she is even more distracting than she is cute.
To get a real idea of what it was like the 2 times I tried to work from home, watch this (it’s only a minute and a half). Imagine a red, wire-haired miniature dachshund instead of the cat and I feel like you will all understand me so much better.
*images from here and my heart.