I was trying to express to my husband why it is that I'm getting migraines daily, and my shoulders seem to be attached to my ears. It seemed difficult to narrow it down to one reason. I've actually not been able to really come up with simple way of explaining this to him. He works, he works hard, he cares for the kids wonderfully, and is a great father/husband, but I wasn't getting the impression he understood why I felt like a crazy person sometimes. Then it hit me. I feel like I'm running my business 'on the sly'.
Holy cow. It's true. I have (see Telecommuting Into the Home Office) literally run my business from the gym, the coffee shop, very late nights from my house, and my personal favorite...the 'drive by' visit to my computer to answer an email from a existing or prospective client, edit images from a shoot (yes sometimes I get 1-5 shots done during a drive by!). I feel like I have a constant ticking clock following me around, when actually I have two; ones 2 and one's 4. Was I wrong to put my office in the playroom? Please contain your laughter. I thought I could easily sit and work, while they played. I think I must have been working with a blown fuse at the time I made the decision, because it's asinine. Enough said.
Well, when I told my husband I had figured it out. I was running my business on the sly, he finally got it. He did kind of chuckle, but I suppose that can be expected.