It has been a year since I moved my business home! I can't believe it has been a year already. I do feel like it was the right move for me to make and am enjoying being at home.
I think I have gone through some cycles of slow and busy times but I did at my old clinic as well. I really appreciate the flexibility that I have at home. I had a lot of flexibility when I worked downtown, but being at home, I don't have anyone to answer to. I suppose I have my clients to answer to, but I have rarely turned down appoitntments and never for frivilous reasons. I think, with being at home, I have less last minute appointments, which are the ones when I was working downtown that always seemed to happen when I tried to make plans to do something when I thought I would have some down time (not a bad thing, just frustrating at times). I appreciate being at home, and being able to throw something in the oven, or grab something out of the freezer if I forget first thing in the morning. I appreciate being able to run out and get groceries in the morning (seems like I don't have a lot of morning appointments at home), instead of in the evenings or weekends.
It has been such a long and snowy winter this year. I feel like, with working at home, that I have been a bit of a home body this winter. It has been nice to get out at times, but there are times when I realize that I haven't driven anywhere in a week. No wonder I haven't put even 3000km on my car since we got at the end of March last year! I am so ready for the spring this year. I am glad that I didn't need to drive to work this winter and I don't think I had many cancellations due to the snow/cold/etc. which was nice.