Working from home: 6 things I’ve learned

Well we are 6 months in to working from home

6 months into being my own boss.

6 months into setting my own schedule.

And 6 months in to the scariest best thing I have ever done.

Do I have it all figured out? Heck no! But I have learned a thing or two.

1. Setting a bed time is hard

Like I kinda already knew that from when I was teaching and had to be up 5:30AM but that was hard because I had to go to bed at 9pm in order to get a decent night’s sleep. Not having a start time means it’s hard to go to bed at a set hour. I could start work at 10AM and work until 10PM. So you see my dilemma.

2. Health Insurance

I feel so adult saying this but health insurance man, it’s not cheap and it’s not good. I started out just paying Cobra but it’s literally like a mortgage payment. I wanted to cry every time we paid the bill. I could add on to my husband’s plan but that is also tricky since it makes his premiums go up. So we settled on a healthcare sharing company.

3. Work-life balance

I mean this is a hard one for many people working from home or not but these seems especially hard on the weeks when hubby travels. Thankfully I do love what I do but I have to be careful to guard time for just us.

4. PJs all day

I mean hello, my job is fashion but sometimes I stay in pjs all day and I won’t apologize for it. Other days I stay in work out clothes all day and forget to shower. And then when I really have my ish together I put on an Amelia to go to Target. You win some, you lose some

5. Thinking thoughts

Since I’m not worried about going a million miles an hour at school and then rush home to do LuLaRoe, I actually have time to think thoughts. Y’all it’s been years since I was alone with my thoughts and you know what? I actually have some good ones. And you’re about to read all of them in this blog.

6. The hustle is real

I drink my coffee out of a mug that says hustle but in all seriousness if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. I have always had a salary so this is a huge change for me but not necessarily a bad thing. Every day I bet on myself and that has given me more confidence than having a salary ever could.

What about you? Have you always thought working from home would be a dream? Do you work from home already? Do you have any tips for me?

 

PS- working from home means I have a pretty cute co-worker

Guess who’s back?

Back again…Tracy’s back…tell a friend.

Well hey there, if you’re new around here welcome. If you’ve been following along for a while now, you’ll know this is not my first rodeo or blog.

Before I get ahead of myself, let me go back to where it all began.

About 5 years ago now I started posting my outfits on Instagram, back then I was known as Ruffle Tuesday because I wore ruffles on Tuesday, duh. It started as a joke between my bestie and her roommate when they both wore ruffles on a Tuesday and just kind of became a thing. I soon began posting my ootd which was literally what I wore teaching that day. I graduated from mirror selfies to having my TA take my photos outside of school during my planning period. My posts connected me with some of the most amazing women whom I consider dear friends. Let’s be real, when you grow up, it’s just plain hard to find friends. I always joked that Instagram was like online dating, but for friends.

Posting my outfits also gave me a creative outlet. Fashion has always been something I’ve loved. Just ask my parents and my husband, I’m infamous for shoving so much in my closet that I break the closet bars. Whoops, my bad. Over the last few years though, it has turned into a passion. That passion has taken many different channels but most recently that has been LuLaRoe. I’ll go more into depth on that in another post but among other things it has allowed me to quit my teaching job. I get to wake up every day and do what I love, what I feel like I have been destined to do.

So why another blog? Instagram has changed, I have changed, fashion has changed. I wanted a place to tell my story. So what you can expect to find here? First and foremost cute clothes because that’s what I do {hair flip} but also I want women just like you to know that you are enough and that you are worthy. I hope you’ll stick around because I’m sure you’ll find that we are just alike.