Desert Island Desk
Where shall I work from today?
Fast forward two years and I can ask that question today. My answer can be: ‘’where do I want to work from today or for the summer?”. How life has changed for us all. Most of us are getting back to some form of ‘new normal’ work style, and some of us have had complete career changes, taken decisions that have arisen from the dilemmas many of us faced. Putting family and loved ones at the forefront of our career decisions and plans are now met with appreciation, admiration and a newfound elevation in the new hybrid and work-life balance equation.
I no longer feel a sense of guilt being a working mum, whereas for nearly thirty years –nineteen with my daughters (4 beauties) – I was working crazy hours in The City supporting some amazing and challenging people. But I always felt I had to justify and prove
myself more than someone with no children or dependants, or just younger than I, that I was worthy, extremely capable, and valuable to their organisations. This was paired with the shame that sets in with your family. You try to do the best you can and have ‘quality time’ with them and not miss those precious milestone moments.
So, back to today and where I have arrived on my journey. I have taken that leap of faith and embraced the extremely valuable experience gained during my elaborate career and now celebrate those unique skills and attributes that have got me to where I am now. I am so happy and proud to be a female business owner, with my own start-up, adding incredible and superior services as a Virtual Assistant and Online Business Manager to some amazing people. It’s so enlightening to work with them and be part of their wonderful businesses.
So, I ask you, where would you like to be? What’s your perfect ‘Desert Island Desk’ location? Take a few moments to really think about it: it may be your stunning new home office, or your garden, or even that funky new co-work space – I definitely have one of those to go to.
The work has gone remote, and it will never go back to the way it used to be. Women deserve better tools and opportunities to pursue their dreams at work and in life and this new model better facilitates that.