Sunday, March 29, 2009

Word of the Year...

Wow! It has been 2 months since my last blogpost. I have been a little down in the dumps lately questioning how much time I spend away from friends and family and if it is really worth it. I am on a committee at work to investigate solutions for the general work/life balance problem we have at Aviva Investors as well, which is sort of ironic. I may not be the best person to solve the problem given that I have such an imbalance myself. However, thinking about the issues revealed by this committee has finally lead me to figure out what my word of the year should be:

BALANCE. Balance work and home; balance working and playing; balance time with Danny and time with the girls; balance working on the various committees and customers at work with managing people

Let's hope by the end of this year that I am more in balance. Wish me luck.

6 comments:

Kristina said...

I hope you find the balance you are looking for...I think you work too damn hard. You need more play time!

Lori said...

Glad to see you post!!! I have missed you. I like your word of the year. I think we all can sometimes use balance.

Judy said...

I'm glad to see you posting again. I missed you and your pics of the girls. Balance is a great word. I do think that you work too hard, but I've been there myself and I don't have kids. So I can't imagine the struggles you go through having a family at home who also needs you.

Mom/Madre/GrannyT/Me-T said...

How about more pRay time? I'm right there with you on the balance issue. I've added a women's study to my time away from the family but its helped me realize the balance I need starts right at the top...prayer and getting to know my Heavenly Father in a relational way. Head knowledge that leads to heart knowledge. A lot less stressful way to live! You'll get there, Sweetie, your head is squarely balanced and your priorites will follow!

Joellyn said...

I'm pulling for you, Gina, to find a way to have some boundaries with the work that you love so that you can enjoy the family that you love!

Cheri said...

Balance is a great word...I wish you the best at trying to find (if that's the right word) it. It seems like we're all on a great big teeter-totter sometimes, doesn't it?