I grew up in a very straight-laced "follow the rules" household, which meant that being dedicated to your job was priority number one. Not being able to make it to a family activity and not getting out of the office early just because was an understood excuse. You worked your butt off to keep your job and sacrificed to support your loved ones - that was how you showed your appreciation to everyone.
So my parents worked their butts off to provide for us kids. My sis and I may not have had the opp to take family holidays to Disneyworld but we never went hungry and always had new clothes and shoes for the schoolyear. My dad worked six days a week so most of our "quality time" together was out running errands on Sunday for the household. I took tennis lessons but my parents were never able to attend a match. And it was fine for me - I got it.
Unfortunately this meas that Adult Lisa is great at her job, but in the juggling game of personal vs. work, unfortunately personal usually ends up losing out most of the time. I sometimes feel like the childless version of Kate Reddy from I Don't Know How She Does It, except that instead of trying to fit everything into my day, I tend to just miss the personal things. I've often been told to take a breath, it's OK to turn that phone off, your loved ones are more important than a job - and I know that, but it's always a struggle for me to follow through!
How do you ladies manage your time between your career and family/friends? Are you able to "turn it off" when it comes to your career?
Top: J.Crew perfect boatneck (worn here - sim, cas, dressed up)
Skirt: J.Crew sovereign paisley (sim, luxe)
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