When working for oneself, it’s hard to take time off. The home office has many advantages — no commute, kitchen privileges, office dog, no need to wear a bra, among others — but the downside is knowing when to quit working. And, frankly, most of the time I’m on deadline pressure that dictates my working hours. But sometimes deadline pressure eases and I have the flexibility to take off in the middle of the day and go for a walk.
Yesterday, my friend Cici (who also works for herself, cicisartshop.com) and I decided to check out the Two Rivers Bridge and take a walk along the River Trail. We felt fortunate to not only be able to leave our offices midday, but also to have such a lovely locale only a short drive away in which to enjoy nature. Today, I’ll have to work in my office to make up for the time off yesterday, but that’s OK. I have that option.
Here are some photos from our out-of-office experience.