Do You Work in Your Pajamas?

I do!

Well, not always. But I do on occasion. Pretty much, when I am home I am dressing down no matter how you look at it.


Simply put, I am more comfortable dressed down than dressed up. I have a day job that I dress nicely for, but I seem to be more creative when I am comfortable. I want to be able to move freely from one task to another at any moment.

Of course, if I were to have meetings in my home I would dress for that company. I am a professional, after all.

It is about personal preference.

Some people are more creative, or more motivated, when dressed to the hilt. Others are not. I don’t run around looking like a slob, but comfort is important when I am writing.

I get more accomplished when I am comfortable.

When I am in my comfort zone, I get more out of a writing-work day. I seem to be able to breeze through all of the non-writing tasks that need to be done, then I can get comfortable and work on my articles, some blog posts, or a story. I am in that zone. I know exactly what needs to be done, and I do it.

When I am dressed up, I feel like I should be working as a secretary somewhere, handling phone calls and other office tasks that have nothing to do with writing. I am not able to hit my comfort zone completely, and the tasks I need to complete feel too much like work.

I go to my day job to work. At home, I just want to be comfortable.

How about you?

Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.