Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It's interesting how perspectives change.
Coming out of college and into the work-force, one principle that was impressed upon me was making sure to have a good work/life balance. This meant avoiding blackberries (at the time) where work email could infiltrate my personal life and giving out my cell-phone number (since part of my job is supporting other employees). Essentially, the goal was to leave work at work.
This was the expectation that I had set for myself and so whenever this boundary was crossed, I traded my inner-peace for an inner-anxiety that was alarmist in convincing me that I was falling down the slippery slope of losing myself.
Then I had a kid.
Now, instead of drawing a hard line of leaving work at work, I appreciate the flexibility of being able to do a bit of work at home so I can spend some extra moments with my family so I don't become the dad that is never home.
It's pretty cool how Sheryl Sandberg leaves Facebook everyday at 5:30PM.