I have a question... and my question is this. Is there any such thing as a perfect balance? In this day and age as women, we are supposed to "have it all". Careers, Children, Marriages, Friendships, Sense of self, Homes, Faith, Activities... you name it, we supposed to have it, and balance it. Are there any of you out there reading this that ever feel like this is an unrealistic goal to achieve?
For me, when I devote myself totally and truly to my work, I feel as though I am failing as a mother. When I devote myself to being the kind of mom I desire to be, I can't help but feel I am letting my business, and my partner (my mom) suffer. When I am trying to balance all of the above items... work, kids, husband, friends, self, home, faith, family, and activities, I always seem to fall a little short in some area. It's as if it's an impossible goal that I am chasing.
Where do you begin to find this balance, so that you don't fail one thing or the other? How do you figure out which voice to listen to? You know the voices I'm talking about right? The voices around you, inside of you, and beside you if you will. How do you get rid of the voices of guilt? How do you get the right kind of balance, since obviously there is no such thing as a perfect balance? Or is there even such a thing as "balance" or did Webster's Dictionary just make that word up?