In a personal essay, the author explores the positives and negatives of working from home and the motivational struggles of self-fulfillment and self-motivation. She contemplates how working from home has become a cultural phenomenon and how her future career can and cannot fit into that mold.

Transcendentalism discovered keys to happiness long before modern psychology confirmed them. This is evident in Louisa May Alcott’s enduring novel, Little Women, as well as her other works. This paper explores the ideas of happiness found in Alcott’s works, and how her ideas were influenced by transcendentalism at large.