I have tried several attempts to explain to my mom. The first time I told her if I work for myself, I won't have to worry about getting yelled at for doing something 'wrong,' I can work at my own pace, etc. I was brutally honest saying no one will want me with no experience and my mom gets mad. The second attempt my mom said that when the weather got better we were going to talk to the manager at Marshal's and Burlington to see if I have a chance at getting a job. She failed to understand why I choose to work from home.
I have autism as we all know. I struggle with employment because of it. I struggle with finding jobs I can cope with. For instance, I can't do retail and fast-food because of the pace and the pressure. We went to Target because my grandma needed a charger for her phone if she is out. My mom always likes buying chargers from an actual store like Walmart. My mom asked an employee if they hired autistic people. My mom likes to speak about what she wants me to do. She may want me out and socializing. She does not understand a job isn't the only way I can do this. Maybe save up my money and go to conventions and meet some people. I joined some cryptocurrency blog sites where I can exchange it for real $$$. My mom doesn't understand that I need something that works for me not what works for her.
Working from home will be overall more convenient for me. If I need to go to a doctor, most clinics are closed on weekends or close early. Let's pretend I had a job and worked 9-2 Mon-Fri. I need to see a dentist. Let's say all of their appointments after 2pm is taken. The office closes early on weekends and they're all booked. I'd have to call off to see the dentist or go in if I finish in time. If I work from home. I can work around that and just write my blog posts, edit my videos, make renders, etc when I get home. Life happens, you get sick, death in the family. I wouldn't have to worry if I worked from home. If I woke up with a bad headache or dizzy, I can do my work when it passes. Just like the untimely death of my aunt back home happened. It didn't throw anything off because I am striving towards self-employment and I could still work while I was away.
I get a lot of bad sinus headaches. When the weather keeps changing, it messes with my sinus. I have to lay down because it's that bad. I'd have to miss work if I can't get the headache to pass. I get these for almost a whole week. I have bad period cramps. I can't even stand for 5 minutes so how do you expect me to stand on my feet at a job for 4+ hours. I have anxiety-caused stomach issues and they will have someone to say about me going to the bathroom. Like look, I can't control it. I also have vertigo and it makes me feel sick most of the time. If you keep calling out, they fire you after awhile. You don't get paid for days that you miss.
Better for my mental health
Working from home is better for my mental health. I may be stuck in the house. Once my earnings build up I can go out for a bit. Places are busier on weekends and around holidays. I can easily work around that. I can shop for food through the work week or order my groceries. If I work from home, no one to control my schedule, tell me what to do, yell at me for doing something 'wrong,' I can go at my own pace, step away when feeling sick/stressed. The list goes on. I need creative freedom, not some jerk who can control me like a remote. When I was down south, I felt free. I had freedom. I would not have that freedom if I were working a regular job. I feel so much better when I can express myself.
Make More Money
With proper planning, I can make more on my crypto blogs that I would a crappy job. I can make up to 10K a month or even more. I wouldn't make that working at Walmart or Jewel or Target. I can do a lot more with 10K dollars vs barely getting 500 from a crap job. I can turn in my earnings monthly. This can be a good lesson to spend wisely. Just because you have 10K, don't blow it all. Reward yourself maybe twice and put the money towards food. If I have 1K and bills, food I may have 300 left. I still have money for a rainy day vs on a crap job my money would be gone and I have nothing left if something happens. I won't start making 10K right away. Rome wasn't built in a day. Millionaires didn't wake up that way. It will start to build as a go.
Everything has a flip side. The flip side is with self-employment, you don't get benefits, this is why you put away savings so if something happens you will be alright. Have more than one stream of income. My Weku and Whaleshares blog will be my main blog and my Steemit and Golos blog will be a backup blog in case I face a revenue dip one month then at least I will have back up funds. Cryptocurrency is growing. At my local currency exchange, you can buy Bitcoin and at a gas station near me, they have a Bitcoin ATM. Stores are accepting BTC.
My mom doesn't live inside my head. I do. I am divergent, no one can control me.
Think about kids who can't spend time with their folks because their folks are working too much. If they can work from home, they can be with their kids more. Think about people who struggle to make it. Even people with the highest degrees struggle. Why spend so much money going to college, struggle to find a job and you're in debt with student loans? If people can work from home and build their money. People wouldn't struggle as much. A regular job can be gone like that. You can go into your job and the boss has to cut everyone to part-time because he lost a lot of money from losing customers. You can go into your job and you're laid off due to so much revenue loss. Before you bash people for relying on social media as a job, think about what could happen at a so-called real job. At least on social media, if you don't rely on just Instagram you can easily move if Instagram were to shut down or have issues.
I made a video on why I chose to work from home, feel free to check it out if you would like.