I have come to realize, however, that working at home full-time would NOT be the ideal job for me. And that's not JUST the sour grapes talking, either.
Here are some reasons I should NOT work at home full-time:
- I have a hard time creating a schedule. I just work all the time until it's all done. Which is pretty much never.
- I try to watch Wimbledon over the top of the laptop while I'm grading work. I'm sure I have interjected a profanity or two into my comments on students' assignments.
- My hair would NEVER get brushed.
- I would NEVER wear a bra again, and you know what that means for someone past forty.
- Hubby would always expect me to prepare his lunch when he comes home from work.
- After January (or February or March), Hubby will be home all the time (when he's not at the golf course), and being on a computer does NOT constitute work to him.
- My posture is horrible enough now; imagine day after day of sitting in the recliner with the laptop.
- The kitchen is just a few steps away.
- I get used to not leaving the house, and then it becomes a painful ordeal just to go to the grocery store.
- My friends at my "real" job would miss my sarcasm.
- Having 10 students this summer is wearing me out. If I taught full-time, I might have 50 or more at a time. I'd be bonkers. Even more so than I am now.
- Right now when I get overwhelmed, I just quit for the night even if I'm NOT caught up. And I say to myself, "Screw it. Let them fire me if they want to." If I worked full-time, I would not have that luxury.
- If I worked full-time online, I wouldn't have time to have another part-time job that I would use to buy toys. (There's something bass-ackward about that, but I can't pinpoint it.)
- I have already learned that teaching online does NOT allow the freedom to travel that Hubby and I are looking forward to, even if it seems like it would.
- My wardrobe would consist of ONE t-shirt, ONE pair of shorts (sweats in the winter), and ONE pair of flipflops. And no one would even know that the t-shirt would be the same one I wore on the elliptical the day before. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!
- I would never be able to convince some of Hubby's family members that although I never left home, I wasn't really available for errands, drop-ins, and gossip.
- Gus would be up all day every day, and he would never again get the proper amount of sleep.