It may not be the best option there is for those who want to earn huge amount of money, but if working from home gives me more freedom to do what I want, like writing and free from any disruption in an office setting—then I would still go for it.
I left my last full-time job because it gave me health risks. Yes, I maybe paid well, but the demands of working not just late nights, but would also extend to days of sleepless or stressful ones—it is no longer helping me. I am not growing any younger and I must be wiser instead.
As 2010 started, there were some outsource writing jobs I had to turn down, but there are also that even if it’s not that high-paying, I am looking at it on my convenience as well as its long-term effect.
It’s quite interesting how I survived over the holidays, since I still didn’t get my last pay, my tax refund and my 13th month pay from my previous work. Despite the downturn, I refused to give up. Though, I am convinced that I want to work from home, I’ve got two job interviews today, which frankly I am not keen in going.
I would still prefer to write at the comforts of my home, in my room since our Internet is already back. I can write free from any distractions and that is what I want—to be isolated when I am writing. That is when I am more effective and productive.
Like what Jessamyn West quotes (American Writer, 1902-1984) has to say about this profession, “Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.”