I recently was asked to speak on a panel about work-life balance. I thought it was a huge joke until I got the discussion questions and address of the event. I was super flattered to think anyone thought I had any resemblance of balance in my life, and then I was terrified that I had to share my wacky ways with others.

I was asked how I knew I achieved balance. I thought about it for an entire 2 seconds, and answered, “not having to take anxiety meds or drink a bottle of wine to fall asleep and waking up in the morning with a purpose.” There were much more eloquent responses from the other speakers, but let’s face it – I have never been called eloquent. My main goal was, to be honest, and let other women know that I do NOT have any magical answer. I struggle. We all struggle. Every single day there is something I am not able to give my usual 110% to, and you know what, I am okay with that. Because I give all I can, and if I am okay with that I have found everyone else in my life is okay with it as well.

Turns out, I was my biggest critic. So this year I have decided I am giving myself the gift of grace. Grace: the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful. It’s by far the best present I have given myself and I urge you to give yourself a little too!

Balancing on a Seesaw,

3 Responses

  1. Laurel
    2 March 2017 at 8:55 pm

    This is a good motto. Also, you work hard/play hard like no other!

    • Whitt
      6 March 2017 at 10:09 am

      Thanks! And, you know it 😉

  2. اغانى شعبى
    18 February 2017 at 1:55 am

    Hi,I read your blog named “Balance – Whitt” daily.Your writing style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

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