One would think the whole work/life balance thing would grow easier as one ages. As you gain more skills and become more confident you handle things with more ease. Right? …
I have found the exact opposite to be true. In my 20s when I had far more energy but far less ambition, I handled any number of things without being overwhelmed. When it came to managing the balance between a job and spending quality time with my girls while still meeting their basic needs – no sweat!
Now, in my 30s, I find myself with a challenging, rewarding job and two children who are fully potty trained. Yet on an almost daily basis I feel that I am never quite giving 100% to any area. The balance is a constant struggle and I feel that one side or the other is almost always getting cheated.
Magic wand please?