Today I am grateful for my ability to work from home. I have been able to do this for a few years, and I am so glad that I can. I began working from home as a freelance writer. It has been a skill that has helped me to stay at home with my son and teach him in our homeschool, while helping add to our income and meet our needs.
There are several things I like about working from home. The work that I take on allows me to do it from anywhere really. I can travel with my family and still manage to work along the way. As long as I can have an internet connection, I can work. And even then, I don’t always need an internet connection 24/7. I just need it long enough to turn in work and answer e-mails.
Currently, I am working for TOS Magazine with the TOS Homeschool Crew. I work with the vendors and the crew to get products out to the reviewers so they can use them in their homes and express their thoughts on their blogs. I work with some absolutely amazing people. I love this job and I am very grateful that I was able to get it. I generally work way to many hours for the pay. But I feel this is a labor of love and a service to the homeschool community. I like to be a part of God’s blessings to families. It is because of this love and belief in the program that I labor so hard.
Yesterday, I was able to begin blessing my mother. She was told at her current place of employment that she will need to train her replacement beginning Monday. She is being pushed out of her job because of her age. The new person she is supposed to train has no experience and frankly, to do that job, you need a lot of experience. But her soon to be former boss wants young people working for him. I began to show her some possibilities for working from home and I look forward to helping her get her feet beneath her as she learns how to do it successfully.
I am thankful that I do not have to worry about these things any longer. I have the choice of what work I will take on and do. I have found freedom in my work and that makes me happy.
What are you thankful for today?