Finally Working from Home
For me, there is nothing better than working from home.
But my life wasn’t always like this. In my first jobs, I left home to work every day.
When I was studying, I had to balance university and work.
I would come home at the end of the day, tired, and always bringing something to eat. Normally, I didn’t have much in the fridge, precisely because I rarely stayed at home.
Years later, I moved to an even bigger city, and today I think I did the right thing at that time. I lived 15 minutes away (walking) from the place where I worked.
In a big city like that, it would be a hassle to have to face a very big commute every day.
But living there so close to the city center was making me sick.
All that movement of people and cars, and that frantic pace… I decided that I wanted another path, that I wanted to live in a quiet place close to nature.
I’d like to say it was a simple change, but it wasn’t.
After I left the city in search of a quieter life, everything became much more complicated, and the inconvenience of having to travel great distances began to weigh on me.
After that, I already knew.
I didn’t want the life I had before, but I wasn’t satisfied with that situation either.
It was a long, unglamorous journey.
I was like a boat on the open sea trying to move forward in a course, and trying to correct the course whenever possible.
It was not easy.
I had to work jobs I didn’t want to pay the bills, and I had to improvise.
I had to look for ways to build a dignified life, with the tranquility and peace I so desired.
Finally, I’m here today. Years after all this.
On a farm far from the nearest town, being able to work through the internet.
I look at the world and I see a torrent of events and things, and it saddens me. But when I leave my home office, I see my dogs, waiting for me to play. I see the road, where hardly anyone passes. And the trees, are always calm, totally oblivious to everything that is happening.
And I think this is the life I always wanted.
It’s not easy, but it’s rewarding.