Every day we reschedule our time, trying to make our days longer in hopes of fitting both our professional needs and our family needs into one nice and neat package. Personally, I’ve spent my entire working life trying to find the hidden key to the lock which holds the ultimate answer to the question which seems to constantly nag at me.
Will I ever find balance between my home and career?
Well friends, I’ve found my answer. It came to me like a hot flash, only without the sweat. As I sat yesterday in my little chair while I attending a Women’s Conference, the answer hit me straight in the face. The program leader who was talking to us about balance wrote on the overhead projector the words “Embrace Imbalance” (I told you, she's far wiser than I!) and it was as if I had never seen those two words before in my life! Can those two words be put together? Will the planet somehow fall off of its axis? In my ongoing quest to find this balance (the one that usually all working moms on TV have), I never thought that I could (say it with me now) Embrace the Imbalance!
Call it what you want, go with the flow, roll with the punches, don’t sweat the small stuff, drink with the best of them (oops, wrong topic!), it's all the same concept. It really is a novel idea. It’s so wonderful because I’ve been doing it for so long but never recognizing the fact that sometimes things aren’t going to balance between my work and home life and I may never get equal parts of both, but life goes on and for the most part the planets are still properly aligned.
Just realizing that things may not be balanced took a load of stress off of my shoulders. Although this answer may not be the right answer for everyone, it certainly has helped me realize the obvious, you can only do so much with your time, balance it as well as possible and the -- drink with the best of them! (Or roll with the punches, go with the flow...)