Day 53 here at the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and based on the lack of response I’ve received, I’d almost be tempted to believe I’m the only professional woman who feels the tug between my career and my personal life. I’m tempted to believe it but don’t. Rather, I suspect it has more to do with me not finding the right readers for the topic. Or my not knowing how to hook those readers. I’m being very transparent here and wearing my blogger heart on my sleeve because I really do want to connect with women and have a positive impact on my tiny corner of the blogosphere. That being the case, I’m going to press on with this Pink Collar Balancing Act series and blog through a revised version of an article I published in Inspired Women Magazine back in May of 2012.
The problem: Your work and life are out of balance!
The attitude with which Pink Collar career women approach life is critical to our achieving and maintaining equilibrium. Balance is a learned skill-set and a needed component for us as women because our attitude not only impacts our job performance; it impacts our families’ lives and/or the lives of those in our care, and our overall well being. But so many of us struggle in this area. When it comes to work and life, many women feel like we’re always dropping the ball in one or the other.
The solution: Get your head on straight!
The blockbuster hit, “I Don’t Know How She Does It” depicts how one career woman with a family juggles and ultimately balances the two. As the film’s title suggests, everyone in her life wondered how Kate, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, managed to do it. The actress delivered a credible portrayal of a businesswoman climbing the ladder at her agency with a husband and two small children in tow. Much of the time she pulled this off dressed in heels. Since I find myself walking in the same shoes, I can relate. In the next post, I’ll try to share the real insight I gained about getting your head on straight from this fictitious character’s balancing act.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll let me know if you can relate to any of this at all. If you can, please be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and let a sister know that. If you’re anything like me you agree with C.S. Lewis, the Christian author’s quote, “We read to know we are not alone.” Yes, I read to know that, but I write for the same reason. And I’d love to have some company as I further explore the problem and the solution for maintaining work life balance.
Be savvy and chic,
Pink Collar Coach