Sometimes I sincerely wonder how and why I get so behind. I work from home and I love that I have the ability to do so. However, working from home is not nearly as easy as it sounds. What sounds like leisurely work in your bedroom slippers really looks more like a failing juggling act. I often work with a baby on my lap, or a doctors office on speakerphone or while simultaneously folding laundry.
I think people hear that you work from home and immediately think "how lucky". It doesn't always feel so lucky. Don't get me wrong, I do not take my situation for granted. I am home with my kids and also still in the working world. That's pretty darn awesome. However, I make substantially less than I could if I worked in a private practice or on campus. I work, maintain the house, cook, clean, shop, raise kids, etc. all at the same time. I can't close my office door at the end of a trying day and drive away from it. My work stares me in the face. Sometimes at 11pm, when I am exhausted and worked all day, it calls to me and I answer.
It is my double edge sword. I wouldn't trade it for anything, however I still can't help but have my blood run just a little cold every time I hear the words "you are so lucky."