Work-life balance: I do not think it means what you think it means

Dec 26 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Hellllloooooo!!!! For those who followed me over here from The Tightrope, thanks for clicking!! For those who don't know me, I'm Dr. O, and I'll be gracing the Scientopia Guest Blogge with my post-holiday, travel-weary, pre-TT-jittery, usually-cheerful-but-sometimes-bitchy presence for the next couple of weeks.

I blog about "work-life balance", which will be the primary topic of my tenure here. Ironically, there really is no such thing as work-life *balance*. Instead, my life enjoys varying degrees of imbalance - at times focused heavily on family, other moments overwhelmed by work, and periodically distracted by incredibly-stupid bullshit. I live a constant tightrope act, chock-full of anxiety, cursing, and tumbles, but made worthwhile by the accompanying laughter, discovery, growth, and adventure of my family and career.

The three-ring circus of my life encompasses grant-writing, diaper humor, coworker antics, political carping, research woes, and self-reflection/entertainment. My blogging is just as unpredictable and varied, and there's no telling what will happen while I'm hanging out around here. I do hope you'll enjoy reading, and you'll comment when you have something (anything!) to say. I love a good conversation, especially when it makes me think more than I normally do.

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