Recently, I began working from home full time. Trust me, I know how lucky I am! I know that in the long run, this is going to be the best option for me and my family. What I didn’t know is how much MORE WORK goes into working from home. My husband and I used to spend the weekend doing chores – cleaning the house, food shopping, basic stuff. Now, all of those chores have happily become mostly my job during the week… you know, since I’m home. I could say it’s God getting me ready for a bigger family, but lately my life at home involves my husband moving things to where they don’t belong, and me putting them back where they should be. Like today, I found an unpaid parking ticket on the floor of the bedroom, with a pile of mail hidden under the bed lol. (Love you, babe!) Don’t get me wrong, my husband totally helps out a LOT at home! He also works a full time job, and is studying to get his real estate license, so he doesn’t have a ton of downtime either, and when he does he should at least get to enjoy some of it – the whole point of downtime! That just doesn’t leave a ton of time leftover. Working from home and just being at home more has gotten me conditioned (insert: obsessive) to want the house to look the way I want it to, and because I’m here there’s no reason that it shouldn’t, right? Maybe, but I’m tired lol. I’m a Psychic Medium, and for those of you who may be unfamiliar with that sort of thing, it takes a lot of energy to channel Spirit from the Other Side! Like, it is seriously a workout for your mind, body, and soul. It can be exhausting and I neeeeed my energy! Oh, and I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant, so really WHAT energy? I know everyone says that in your second trimester you get this burst of energy where you feel like you can run marathons, but my marathon is pretty much keeping my house clean and reading my clients. That’s it. Some days, I do have SO much extra energy – but, those days are usually preceded by nights where I actually slept and didn’t get up to pee every 2 hours like clockwork. God, being pregnant is so fun <3! These days I’m almost nocturnal in that I want to sleep all day, but also all night… and then I really don’t sleep more than 2 hours at a time anyway… so who knows what to call that, besides pregnant. When I worked in “Corporate America” I was so super organized, I could work on a million different projects at the same time and always manage to have extra time at work to do what I wanted. Home life just isn’t always like that, right? Home is supposed to be our downtime, and so busy work always had to be sort of scheduled for me. Now, working from home and especially taking clients into my home, it’s just like going to work at the office for me except I have to be the one to hold myself accountable! I get up and I have an agenda of things that need to get done first. Once those things are done, my husband gets ready for work and God love him but he usually leaves a tornado in his wake – which becomes my second set of to-do’s that were not on my initial list. Then, I get to my REAL work. I burn white sage (we call it smudging) and clear the space and my own energy, and then I meditate and bring in the Light to get ready for my clients. I set out some of my crystals on my kitchen table, light a candle, and get out my notebook. After that, for the next few hours I have the privilege of channeling messages for my clients, whether they come to me in person, or over the phone somewhere across the world. It really is such an amazing gift, and still shocks me every day – I seriously love what I do! I am SO tired after my readings, especially being pregnant! And hungry!! I smudge my crystals and house again to clear the energy of my readings and then I make dinner as soon as I can ,and wind up in a food coma on the couch. I know I need to be exercising more, but really vacuuming every day is kind of the same thing, right? I love that I have a job where I can work from home, and when the baby is born it really is the most awesome set up so that I can be his primary caregiver and full time mommy! Maybe I won’t be so tired once he’s born so that daily chores won’t feel like work – yeah right? LOL! I think this is how most moms who work from home must feel though, staying at home just becomes so much more work than getting up and out the door first thing in the morning. So far though, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.