Who’s helped you with homeworking?
Last week I tweeted a link to an old post in which I paid tribute to A, my homeworking hero, for all his work in keeping my site going and supporting me in many other ways.
I got such a positive response I’ve decided it’s time to acknowledge other homeworking heroes, and I’d like to start by thanking all those who contribute to the blog and talk to me through social media. You make it all worthwhile.
I’d also like to mention some of the stories that have been much appreciated on the blog by readers in a similar tricky situation:
Jane Binnion – for writing so honestly about how working from home has helped her cope with her dyspraxia and lead a full working and family life after many years of struggling with an office job. Jane is passionate about encouraging people with a disability or chronic illness to consider homeworking as an option.
Paul Graves – Paul is a homeworking programmer and database administrator for Hewlett-Packard and the cheerful owner of a messy desk that gets clogged up with stuff left by his four children – ‘I see my family far more that I did before, so I’ll cope with the mess’. He took time away from work and his ‘passion for doing the laundry’ to share his tips on on how parents can enjoy the school break while still getting some work done.
Janine Beattie – Janine was made redundant from a job that allowed homeworking, which she needed as a single mother in order to be around for her children. But the jobs just weren’t available and to her surprise she found herself not only starting her own home business but also taking on and running four Women in Business Network franchises. Janine’s story was well-received on social media as a inspiration to people who find themselves in the same situation.
Annette Morris – Annette emailed me earlier this year after the unexpected death of her much-loved Weimaraner Nibs, who had been a central part of her homeworking routine. It was lovely to hear from her again more recently and find out that she is recovering and has adopted two puppies. Annette agreed to share her story, which many home workers identified with and led to a rapid use of tissues as I read their stories!
Who has helped you during a difficult time or been a role model? It could be another home worker, your mum, a friend, your partner. Who is your homeworking hero?