Lest anyone think that it’s been all fun and games in Hawaii, I’d like to note that I have been here working, just as I work from home the rest of the year.
In the context of gender and work, people often talk a lot about choice. It’s empowering to view the decisions we make solely as a matter of individual will. But choices aren’t made in a vacuum, and most of us weigh a variety of factors when faced with decisions about how to support ourselves and spend the bulk of our time.
When I say I want to “work from home,” what I really mean is that I want to work in the environment that makes the most sense for me to get my work done in the best way possible.