One of the things I was most excited about, working from home, was the change of uniform: Yoga pants, all day everyday. No need to get up at 5 am every day to put on my professional attire and perfect my makeup and hair. Just scoop my hair in to a ponytail and run out the door.
I had a conversation with my husband a few days ago about why I like my job as a server at a local steakhouse so much. Is it really because I like what I do or the people I work with? Do I like it more than being home with my family? I thought, hmmm, I guess I just need the adult conversation after being home with the kids all day. But as I forced myself to put on real clothes the other day, I realized that a huge part of why I like it is the reason to get dressed. I’m a creature of habit, and having a uniform to wear and a purpose for looking professional (hair and makeup) makes me feel good. I know it shouldn’t matter what I look like. My kids and husband love me with or without being dolled up. But I enjoy walking out the door feeling professional, and it’s something I miss greatly about working everyday. I guess its a good thing that I only have to do it twice a week as opposed to 6 days a week.
So, here I sit, on a typical Monday dressed for my billing job in my best yoga pants and a smooth ponytail. Throw in some lime green, fuzzy socks and my Monday uniform is set. 🙂 But I will look forward to the weekend when I dress to go out again.