Less than one week ago, my son ran out of the school doors for the last time as a third grader. Our whole family had been counting down the days forever, as Midwestern snow days added extra time onto the end of our school year. But now it’s here – summer break! We have big plans for camping and popsicles, slow days at the pool and strawberry picking, sparklers and days that go on forever.
I love summer, but I struggle with it too.
Working at home as a full-time writer for senior care agencies has given me the freedom to walk to school with my son and pick him up to start on homework once his dismissal bell rings. I can take my computer anywhere, which frees us up to travel and explore. I’m so thankful for the opportunity, but I’ve had to tackle work-life balance issues from the start.
Work-life balance is a tightrope I’ve been walking since I graduated from college. Like most caregivers or staff members in senior care communities, I worked weekends and holidays, stayed late during public health surveys or when I was throwing a family event. Finding time to be a wife and a mom, along with a reader and a baker and a hiker, wasn’t always easy.
As my little family coasts into summer, I rely on a few tricks to keep me enjoying all parts of this very busy life.
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