I like being able to stay at home for my work. Now, naturally it can get a little on the lonely side. I don't get to see too many people, unless I intentionally look for them, like going out to lunch with a friend or whatever. But without a "day job" to go to, time starts to get a little bit odd. And it isn't like I can just go take a minute and talk to the person in the cubicle next to me, either. But it's not too lonely in blog land, since I have so many nice people to talk to online.
The funny thing is, I'm finding that the online lifestyle is getting a little bit easier. I mean, it's the kind of thing you have to take some time and get accustomed to. Maybe there are people who are naturals at being online all the time and getting everything done, but I'm not one of them. And I don't have such excessive pride that I would get discouraged by my lack of natural talents. After all, it's all about how well you take things in stride and grow your skills, right? I'm sure I'll eventually get this whole thing down.
Some of the skills I've been learning are things like paying bills on the computer. It's a little tricky to pay things like your auto insurance and your gas bill online at first. After all, you have to set up all the account numbers, the address of the company to be paid, and all of that stuff. But I think it's a pretty cool little triumph of technology, once it starts to work. Because once that happens, you can get a whole lot more things done in a day. It used to take me a half hour just to write and mail checked. It's a whole lot faster now.