I don't know if I classify as the regular "working from home"-girl. But I would put myself in the category. At least at the moment. I am not a full-time blogger. I am actually a student, my Blog and Instagram are side jobs. So I spend three-quarter of my time working from home. Whether these are university assignments, taking pictures or sending out invoices.

So today I want to share with you five things I have learned from working from home. 

1. Setting your own schedule is amazing, but dangerous. 
I won't talk it down. Setting your own work schedule is absolutely amazing. If you don't feel great, or something super important came up in your personal life: take the day off! Without having to justify anything to your boss. Because you are your boss! Amazing, isn't it? Well, it also can have downsides. You can easily take time off, but you will find yourself working nights and nights in a row because something big came up and you still have a deadline to meet. Also, work never really ends for me. Even in the night when my boyfriend is reading articles about bikes or whatever he is currently into, I find myself replying to emails, Instagram or blog comments. This is why setting boundaries and clear schedules are so important. And I definitely have to work on that. A LOT!

2. You will have a special connection with your postman. 
What can I say.. Of course, you will end up ordering way more online because you leave your house way less. Even a small thing like a new light bulb seems so much easier to buy on Amazon than going to an actual store. AND if you happen to be a blogger, you probably end up receiving loads of PR parcels. So the relationship to your postman will be... interesting. You will meet him a lot, he might give you a confused look because he is wondering why the heck you are always at home and how do you manage to order so much stuff? 

3. Snacks, snacks and snacks.
I don't know what it is, but working from home makes me hungry all the time. Especially during exam period, I feel like I need a snack 24/7. So it is important to be prepared so you don't end up eating cereal for three meals a day. Even having a big bottle of water or iced tea helps so much. 

4. It sounds more glamorous than it is. 
I always have that romanticised picture in my head of people working from home going to coffee shops or parks all the time. Working in the middle of the crowd and just looking so important and cool. Well.. most likely you won't ever do that. Getting dressed and making yourself look presentable will seem way too exhausting... when you can stay in your oversized tee and a messy bun at home and make your own coffee (or for me: tea). 

5. People will think you don't work. 
I come across this A LOT! Most people think that if you work from home, especially when you work for yourself, you don't REALLY work. Yes, it is different to a normal office job. But then again... it's not that different. At the end of the day you have to get your shit done, you have to make money, you have to meet deadlines. It's true, you can schedule your time yourself. But with regular jobs, you go home after work and you are done. When you work for yourself you are never really done. Of course, there are exceptions to this..

What are your experiences or expectations at working from home? 

xx Lisa