Why I’ll Never Work In An Office Again

My mental health is worth more than a foosball table.

Sarah Aboulhosn
Jul 17, 2019 · 8 min read
Image for post
Image for post
Photo by A. L. on Unsplash

Being in the same room as 200+ people for 8+ hours every day was draining.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

It was the little things that triggered me the most.

I hated having to ask permission to do normal human things.

I never understood why I needed to justify non-work-related things.

For me, working remotely is now a non-negotiable

Image for post
Image for post

My job doesn’t require walls.

No unnecessary conversations or distractions = more productivity.

My introversion was seen as a bad thing

It works for some people, but office life just wasn’t for me.

Faraway Freelancing

Life as a location-independent freelancer

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store