The title of my blog comes from my own experiences as a mom, wife, mid-life woman, Mid-West transplant, and mid-career college administrator. I believe that we all have multiple roles that we negotiate. Some of my roles are: mother, wife, advocate for childhood cancer awareness and research funding, career coach, adjunct faculty, daughter, sister, friend. At different times in life, the year, the day…the importance of each role changes. I muse about all of these things here.
I don’t believe in work-life “balance.” Balance is an illusion that dooms working parents to fail. Balance implies two things of equal weight and measure that can be kept in perfect alignment. My life has never felt like that! My life is more important to me than my work, but my work makes my life possible. Instead of balance, I prefer the terms work-life negotiation, fit, or flex.
I care about my family, faith, career coaching, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)- INFJ here!-, coffee, chocolate, and wine. I’m a Jersey girl still trying to figure out the Mid-West. I’ve still got some snark in me, but I am working on it. I’m proud to be a two-time Boston College Eagle (BA, MA) and a Michigan State Spartan (PhD). In my “free time,” I love to read, write, sleep, and sit on the beach. Sleeping on the beach is always the ultimate goal.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to hearing from you.