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I don’t know how many times I say I’m going to leave the office at 5pm to be home with my husband and daughter…but it just never happens. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really my work load that’s keeping me there or my constant need to feel productive and finish each and every work task before I press “shut down” on my laptop. In reality, I could afford to sacrifice some of this work load to have just one extra hour with my daughter in the evening, playing dolls, drawing pictures or recording funny music videos in her bedroom. But instead, my justification is that if I complete my task list on Friday, that’s less to do on Monday and less stress over the weekend thinking about it. But is it all really worth it in the end??  Who really cares and who will reward me for sending out that report, meeting minutes or project status that no one will ultimately read until Monday anyway?! Breadwinning moms out there…how do you overcome this internal struggle?