This week I am honored by Whitney Johnson’s invitation to guest on Dare to Dream, a blog I thoroughly enjoy, recommend and quote often. Here’s a brief extract from “Oh My Goodness: I Left My Voice on the Bus.”
“… It’s not that I don’t enjoy corporate life. I do. And I am good at it. However, particularly in the USA, I find it a limiting framework when you want to do anything out of the ordinary: have a family; extensively travel; care for a parent; dip in and out of the workforce for any old reason just to experience life. There is a rigidness, both culturally and legislatively, that makes truly flexible work-life balance in corporate settings difficult in this country. In fact, the day after I was offered my dream job (in another city) I resigned.
Most days, being at home is enough. I have amazing children. I know you do too. Or your nieces and nephews or friends’ children are incredible. I was never this smart at these ages. Never this spiritually connected. Certainly never this interesting. I love being my children’s mother. A few years into being at home full-time however, I realized something. I did not feel heard.”
For the whole story on my on-going search to find the balance between listening and speaking, nurturing the dreams of others and nurturing my own, join me at Dare to Dream.