For a while, I had been by myself at night. It wasn’t until I was forced to leave my 2¼-inch-thick desk chair and walk the 30-minute walk to my apartment instead that I realized how lonely I had become. It had been a long day at the office; I didn’t think I would be that eager to get home.
But the perfect opportunity for a long walk fell upon me: the workday was at a standstill, and I had a moment to lie on my bed and think about how wonderful my life had become.
We all know how hard it is to do the things you love from the minute you walk out of the door every morning. You pick up your kids, drop them off at school, scramble to make time for dinner before your kids change their diapers, and you work. We all want to do what we love, to be where we love, and to have flexibility. Yet, of course, we can’t.
At What is Working?, we have the goal of reducing the amount of unnecessary time at work. We’re here to help people find their perfect balance between work and life. Being a mother is no exception.