Friday, June 11, 2010

Still Here....

but still on blogger hiatus. Work owns me lately. Sigh. Something I'm looking forward to...the BF coming to Toronto for 3 months. The ultimate test as the longest we've spent together in the same city is one month. Wish us luck. ;)

Very Married posted a link to an article about one female law firm partner advising recent woman law grads to not focus on having it all and "get real about balance." The article itself isn't that interesting, however, the comments in response to the article (and on Very Married's blog) are. Go read and tell me what you think.

Thanks for still checking in.

xo

8 comments:

Tamar said...

hope work gets a little lighter (like in a "time to blog" way, not "i'm piss-ass bored" way). i can't wait to read your posts again since we share that LA-TO connection :)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

@Tamar - thx for still cking in! you few recent DIY projects are so amazing!

B said...

hope things get less stressful! I feel your pain, school has ruled my life recently, so happy to be almost free!

honey my heart said...

hope that you are still doing well. hooray for having bf for 3 months!!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Ah work. It is a killer. Followed you over from Very Married - liked your comment!

Marie-Ève said...

I pretty much agree with you - I'm a big believer in being realistic and balancing things out. Having it all? I don't know. It doesn't mean we should return to how things were a few generations ago, and it's so wonderful that we now have choices as women. But yeah, I do think that as unfair as it is, women do have it a little harder than men, it's just how life works. The expectations are just different.

Do I consider myself to have it all? Well, I have a well-paying, full-time but flexible job, a great husband, a 3 year-old son with another one on the way, and a house (and since the article insisted on it so much, to be able to work out I get up at 5, and do so from home). I wouldn't change any of it, and I'm generally happy and managing. But time is a struggle, always. If I invest more in one area of my life, the other areas inevitably suffer. Balance is always a fine line, me time is sparse, and I often feel like I'm not doing quite enough. And career-wise, I'm not that ambitious or a workaholic, because frankly it's not my biggest priority. So sometimes I look at these high-power women, partners in law firms, big CEOS, politicos, etc., and really wonder how they do it. I don't think I could! I admire them, but then I wouldn't trade places.


Good luck spending 3 months together! Yay!

Tamar said...

btw, thanks for the comment on HPP. i'm so happy with my dress and ... alan thicke! :) i can't wait for your posts to come back!

very married said...

you know what I thought was interesting? it felt like many people assumed the partner making the comment was a man - makes me wonder if their opinion of the comment would change if they knew it was a woman.

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