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Being a working parent is never smooth sailing - there are always schedules to juggle, hugs to give, and somehow work to squeeze in between all those things. For me, summer is the toughest time, especially now that my kids are starting school. I like to joke that my parents ruined me - as the child of two teachers who were able to spend all summer with us, having to structure summer trips around "normal" work schedules is something I'm still not used to, even 10 years after starting my own career.
My daughter finished up kindergarten last month and my son will be starting in the fall. Before this past year, our lives revolved around tax deadlines (me) and football schedules (my husband), but we could always fit in a middle of the week getaway or day trip when the opportunity was right. Suddenly this year, all those pockets of free time disappeared since E was in school! For a family that has structured ourselves around flexibility, this was a big change.
Now summer feels like our only time to squeeze in everything we want to do - which would be fine if it weren't for this pesky thing called work. I am spending a lot of time these past few weeks planning and maneuvering how I can set myself up to truly have wonderful adventures with my family and also continue to serve my clients and my team. Our dedication to ROWE gives me a leg up, but there is still so much planning ahead and hard work that goes into it! Here are some of the ways I am planning to make this work this summer:
Work/life balance is more than just a talking point - it is not only how we keep ourselves sane humans, but also better at our jobs and serving our clients and customers. I am so looking forward to employing these strategies and doing some recharging this summer, then coming back even more excited for the great work I get to do every day. If you have any tips you've used to manage vacations and schedules, or just want to tell me I'm crazy for taking a 5 and 6 year old on a 10 day road trip, shoot me an email!
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