I’ve worked 100% remotely for almost four years now. While I’ve worked from a variety of locations and I’ve moved several times, I’ve primarily spent these last four years working from a home office.
One of my first home offices was a small Toronto apartment where the location of my desk was a terrarium at the edge of the apartment and if I looked to the right I could see my bed while I was working.
I went into 2019 with an appetite for reading. In 2018, I read 127 books and as I’ve written about, a lot of that reading has to do with the fact that I’ve been leaning into reading the types of books that I want to be reading and not worrying so much about what I ‘should’ be reading.
In 2019 so far I have read 75 books and have discovered some real gems. I also spent more time reading self-improvement and business books in 2019.
In the last few months, I’ve found myself particularly captivated by what other people in a similar role to mine might experience. I’m the only public relations person at my company and I work in-house, whereas a lot of PR people I know work for agencies.
I had a LinkedIn profile before I had a job. That has nothing to do with tremendous foresight on my behalf and everything to do with a very supportive father who helped me set one up when I was on my way to University.
Now, 9 years later, I not only have a LinkedIn profile, but I’ve received job offers because of it. I’ve made valuable industry connections. I’ve kept in touch with professional contacts whose emails I didn’t have, and many many other things.