A few weeks ago I posted The Balance Project interview of writer Cindy Chupack. Today, thanks to novelest and Balance Project honcho Susie Orman Schnall, I’m publishing my own answers to those same questions of how to achieve a work/life balance – or at least how to start trying.
The answer I’m proudest of:
What do you wish you’d known when you were 20?
That there is no rush, for anything. Haste makes waste, unless you’re trying to get clothes from the latest designer collection from Target. Then you better get in line early.
The answer I still need to work on:
What part of “balance” can you just not seem to figure out?
The guilt part. I feel like I know how to find balance, but it’s hard for me to not feel like I’m cheating certain elements of my life out of my full attention, always. It’s like I know it in my mind but not in my heart sometimes. For example: I currently live in Los Angeles, 3K miles away from most of my family. I know that they know I am very busy, and that I should be focused on my career at this stage in my life. But every holiday I miss or phone call I cut short really weighs on me. I want to be as present at possible, despite being far, but that has its limits.
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Now read more Balance Project interviews!
And then pre-order a copy of Susie’s novel – The Balance Project – upon which this great series of interviews is based. Thanks Susie and Cindy, and women overall.