Balancing work and family has been on my mind ever since returning to the workforce after a year of love with my now 2.5-year-old.
Without a doubt, it’s not easy being a parent juggling a full-time job with a family life. My mind is never truly at ease, constantly being plagued with feelings of guilt and stress because of divided attention between work and home. Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard I try, it’s never enough.
Imagine my JOY after coming across this insightful take on self-defeating assumptions geared at career women:
You think you can’t, so you don’t.
Talented women sometimes “leave before they leave,” assuming that they won’t be promoted (or succeed when they have children) so they start behaving like they’re departing years before departure, thus foreclosing their options. It’s one thing to be realistic, it’s another to behave like a loser before entering the game (by Rosabeth Moss Kanter).
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been guilty of checking out of the game even before getting started.
As a working mom with a growing family who is eager to have more children, I find myself constantly second guessing family and career decisions.
Thankfully, I have a wonderful supportive partner who keeps me grounded and pushes me to pursue my dreams. It’s not easy, but I’m grateful for the many opportunities God has given me. Grace and love will have to carry us through this crazy journey called life.
How do you keep self-defeating assumptions at bay? How do you maintain a healthy work/home/life balance despite the myriad of demands placed on your time?
This post is part of the Zero to Hero 30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 3 – What’s on your mind?