Friday, August 31, 2012

Work Life Balance - Is there a balance ever??

I have been working for almost 5 years now (3 yrs of CA internship and 2 yrs at Bank). But the question of striking a balance arrived when i got married. Lets see, can i strike a 50-50 balance?? mmm...nope not always! I am a workaholic and am 110% dedicated to my job.

Do i strike a balance? Initially nope, but since several months YES! when i said 'no' that did not mean i used to spend less time with family, but i carried work on my shoulders...i think about it even at home! Not healthy, i know..

I make most of the time i spend with family now. So even if its 2 hours, its a GOOD quality 2 hrs (Thumbs Up!!). My husband never complains (touch wood), he has seen me work my a** off during my internship and knows WHAT he got married to..hehe;) I make sure i attend to him well and of course i love him, so its never a task its always out of . More over make sure you share work life with your spouse. They should be aware of the kind of day you had. Don't expect to be understood unless you talk!! I think this is a common issue with women than men, we expect to be understood without justifying. Focus on spending more time talking to each other or engaging in activities together, than watching TV, cause then your just physically present.

Family -  Never ever take them for granted. Take this as a confession - 3 years of internship was like being trained for war. weekdays i worked and weekends i had class. Public holidays called for extra classes (yea no joke!). I lived with my mum alone and probably ended up giving her nil attention (snif...). I realize it now and attend to all their needs. They can count on me any time of the day. I have a ground rule - PARENTS NEED NOT JUSTIFY take it without questions, you owe it to them!

WORK, be it anything, keeps you on your toes. You become more efficient and you multi task. Because Humans can multi task. One has to push their limits cause your brains can actually take much more. Personally, i do not think quiting work would bring you any closer to family, its simply the quality of time that matters. And i may not be striking a perfect balance but let's try...

Do you strike a balance??? xoxo

Disclaimer - This blog expresses my personal opinion.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Opening Piece.......

As the header indicates, this is my first piece of feed into the cyber world......and here it goes

Y the need to Blog??? Good question...something i have been asking myself for several months before i finally decided to give it a try. a) i enjoy writing, i can express myself much better through words than speech (ask my hubby, i still write him Love letters!!!) b) I work at a bank but my soul lean more towards this is going to be my THE ESCAPE. Don't you think A and B justify enough...i can't think of a C :(

What to find here....well its going to be a journal sort of blog. That's the idea, letz see how it goes. Anything that interest me or catches my eye, will find a place here. I would  to keep it as interactive as possible with comments and feedback.

Blog Layout - I ♥ vintage. And as you may notice its all over my Blog. It took me a week to come up with this look. My web designing skills are below average and hence had to start with tutorials. Internet would provide you with all sort of pre designed templates but i wanted to give it a personal touch;) besides i got to learn some HTML codes!!

Let me not forget to pay credit to my sister for the right push at the right time  (The Life Today Lady, what's cooking???)

For now that's all...will soon return with my First official Post....xoxo