My friend Veronica works from home and has moved to two different states in the past few years. She loves working from home. I also love working from home but have never done it while house hunting, packing, moving, and unpacking. It is wearing on me. I am trying to stay calm, to not look at everything that needs to be done around here and just pretend I’m in a different place, but it is very hard to separate. I feel like I’m juggling a million balls. car registration, car insurance, recycling plastic bags, bringing the trash cans in, answering the door for packages, unpacking boxes, cleaning dishes, cooking, cleaning more dishes, taking out bottles and cardboard. It completely rules my day. I am frustrated. I asked Veronica for some advice.

Veronica says ignore ignore ignore. Let the dishes sit there. Leave the trash cans on the sidewalk, don’t look at the boxes. I am trying. I tried to go to Starbucks for a break. A woman there had the absolutely most annoying voice I think I have ever encountered. I forgot my earphones so I just gave up. I’m now back here, trying again, in my comfy chair with a coffee. Trying to enjoy the beneficial parts of working from home. The house does not exist today. Only my laptop and me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love working from home at least part of the time, but right now I’m crawling out of my skin with all this stuff to do. I can’t do all of this.