After the end of another long day, have you ever thought, “there has to be a better way.” There is still a lot to do with and for the family but I am totally exhausted. I work about 60 hours plus per week and I am not sure it is the best way to continue. I need to restructure my life but at the same time whether actual or imagine I believe it is necessary to work a lot. I have worked two jobs for the last 15 years. When I was younger, it was necessary to make ends meet. However, for the past 10 years, it hasn’t been. The truth is I am scared to stop working so much because I never know when something may happen.
Perhaps, my full-time job has a massive or a maybe my wife gets sick of her job and wants to quit. I think it also goes back to growing up poor and the financial and material deprivation. I want to put as many barriers between my childhood and my children as possible. All the while, life slowly ebbs by missing moments with my family.
For the last five years, I have said this will be the last year working the part-time job. However, I enjoy my part time job working with people with disabilities out in the community. In actuality, this should be the last year of working the full-time job. I am not living my purpose which revolves around helping people and entrepreneurial interest. More importantly, one that will give me flexibility and the financial security I need.
It is getting late, almost one in the morning. My dreams may have started a little early. It’s going to be a long day. Up at 5:30, I will probably get back in around 8:30 this evening. My 6-year-old will be waiting to tell me how his day was and my wife will ask me how my day was. I will answer, “it was okay.” If you struggle with work-life balance or maybe you have found a solution, please share what your experience has been.