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Forget Work-Life Balance and Focus on Life Management Instead

Prior to reading Anne-Marie Slaughter’s controversial June 2012 article for The Atlantic entitled, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” I had never spent a lot of time exploring the concept of “Work-Life Balance.” The idea that I couldn’t achieve all my personal and professional goals never occurred to me. Call me optimistic or naive, but the first thing I thought when I read the title of the article was, “Why not?”

Slaughter’s article sparked countless discussions about the idea of “Work-Life Balance,” an idea that people (usually women) have to juggle their professional ambitions against their personal goals.

Here are a few related articles:

  • Straightening Out the Work-Life Balance (NYTimes.com)
  • When are we going to involve men in discussion of work/life balance? (The Guardian)
  • Work-Life Balance Isn’t Just for Moms — All the Single Ladies Want it Too (Jezebel)

I could write a long post about this, but I figured a visual would get my point across just as effectively, or at least quicker.





You know you have finally made it when people stop asking you what you want to be when you grow up. Since I am asked that question on a regular basis it is very safe to say that I haven’t made it…yet.

That question is certainly more than a handful. No really, it’s ten words. First and foremost, I want to be happy. However, that is never the answer people are looking for when they ask that question. They want to know what I plan to do career-wise because as unfortunate as it is we tend to define people solely by their careers.