I worked at home on Friday – something I did every day for 3 years until about a month ago.
I am used to working at home, and Friday started no different than a usual work at home day – I went to my home office, set things up for my new Mac, and went to work. I had two conference calls in the morning so the morning went quickly. At about 11am I had an idea that I needed to talk to someone about. But I was at home.
At about 12:30 I wanted to go grab someone to go to lunch with me – but I was at home.
Suddenly I realized that I missed not being in the office. That was surprising, considering how much I loved working at home.
I’ll still work at home now and then – because there are just some things I can’t do at the office (generally anything that involves a contiguous amount of concentration time). But I do enjoy the immediacy of the office.
I just didn’t think I would ever miss it 🙂