Two months later, I am happy to say that working remote is working out pretty darn well. I've made two trips back to Southern California for project meetings, but otherwise, it's day-to-day work and has been fairly seamless.
Here is a little tour of my little workspace and desk:
|Desk in sunny addition to the guest room. Lots of light and sun.|
|Old mug from the college days and my favorite vintage flip calendar.|
|My reminder to keep my mouth shut every now and then, along with an Emily Martin valentine to remind me I am magic.|
|Lovely calendar from paper cut artist Nikki McClure.|
|Nothing like some Bowie, Moby or Nortec Collective to keep me in the groove.|
|My assistant, who just wants to hog the lamp for heat and drop his fur all over my to-do lists.|
|Chill out chair, right outside my office. Perfect for short breaks and reviewing documents in the sun.|
The main reason I think it is working out so well is that I still "go to work", like I used to. It's just that my commute went from 15 minutes to about 10 seconds. I kept my pre-work routine, just like I was going into the office: get up, shower, get dressed, have breakfast, etc. Also, having a separate work space makes it really easy to separate work from non-work. When I am in my office, I am there to work.
Before I left, my colleagues at the office joked that I would be working my pyjamas and fuzzy slippers. I have not worn PJs yet, but these are my "work" slippers:
Enjoy your weekend, everyone.