My First Workliday Abroad

My work and home life very much overlaps. I do what I need to do to get things done.

Sometimes this means working late. Sometimes it means having a lie in. Sometimes stress is included too – “like argghh, I’m supposed to be looking after the kids, but all this stuff is happening around me!” ūüôā

When my kids are on school holidays I usually take time off with them, but I usually end up working part of it, mostly the evenings. ¬†So in some sense I’ve been doing worklidays for quite a while.

But now is my first chance at a proper workliday in America, a holiday mixed with a bit of work. ¬†Some make thing I’m crazy to do this, but there are advantages.

  • Travelling with kids is exhausting – we’ve opted to take a longer holiday to get over the long travel hours. ¬†This is particularly tiring with Codie, long flights or car rides are hardest on him. ¬†Lots to accomodate.
  • We feel we can stay away that bit longer – instead of going for a couple of weeks, we’ll be away for a month. ¬†Most people can’t afford to do that.
  • I’m in a different mindset – I’ll be aiming to do more writing over these weeks, rather than day to day tasks that often consume me entirely.
  • It’s empowering – I love the fact that I can work from anywhere. ¬†I hope this will continue.
  • I will only work when nothing else is planned, when there is downtime and I am not sure what to do with myself! Like right now. My boys are out exploring in the woods. ¬†They just found a small snake, have caught it and are now trying to find food for it. ¬†And unfortunately Codie has been unwell and my husband has taken him to get checked over, just to be on the safe side of things. ¬†All seems ok.

And me? I’m catching up on a few emails. Writing this blog post. And feeling very happy about how our TestBash went on Friday. ¬†More on that soon!

 

 

Snake!