How to refresh your home office space.

With the sudden move from working at the office to working at home, most of us didn’t have a chance to really think through the location or design of our home office. We found an empty space — or a not-so-empty space. Bought a cheap desk and chair. And voila. Our home office was complete.

After all, it was going to be temporary, so what was the big deal?

Well, here we are,

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“They don’t see me”

As an ewich type of girl, I have access to a lot of business owner type organizations which I love. It’s always so comforting to be in a room with people that truly understand me. People that have put $100,000 of payroll on their AMEX card. Yes, I did this once when a big client did not pay on time. The client eventually did pay and I paid AMEX but that was one tough 11 days.

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“Nan, why do white people hate black people?”

I love driving my grandson to school. Practicing times tables, spelling words, test question review, that time when it was raining on one side of the street and not the other. Yes, that happened and yes he still references it. Any “parent” that drives a child to and from school knows that those are the times when communication is the best. I’ve missed years of Ted Talks relishing the silence and the questions on those rides.

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What is the ewich?

The idea came to me when my Mother was passing. I was 38, had just lost my last pregnancy (invitro), owned my own business with my husband, his adult daughter was in recovery for the X time and I was hearing about the “sandwich generation”. People with children caring for their parents and their children at the same time. That was me. But I also had a company to run, clients that depended on me as well as employees and their families who were also dependents on me generating enough profit to keep all of us whole—I was the “entrepreneurial sandwich generation”—which to me seemed exponentially more overwhelming than the regular sandwich generation.

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