So what have I learned one divorce and 5 years later? Work/life balance in it's advertised form doesn't exist. Why do I say this? Well first there's the math. We're taught that if you do something, give 100%. Well you can't give 100% to work, home and yourself. That's 300%, right?
Second, is physics. The definition of balance (according to Webster): a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends.
TWO. Not 3. Which means work/life balance for working moms is a pipe dream. Can't be done (at least based on my limited knowledge of physics which I chose to skip in high school after barely getting a C in Chemistry).
And so I write. For working moms who are continuously disappointed when they don't achieve this mythical state of being. Maybe my on-going saga will make them feel less guilty. Be honest, it always feels just a wee bit better to know someone is worse off than you!Enjoy!