There is a lot of talk and writing around work/life balance, but what does it really mean? As I pave my road of single motherhood, I have a different view than I ever have before. For me, it now includes being able to do work I love, spending time with my child and helping him develop, and cherishing time for myself and fulfilling my own dreams. While it seems so large, it seems within reach. Part of it deals with organization. I don't have to schedule to the point that my perceiving preference gets stressed out. But I do have to prioritize tasks for the day and week. Part of it deals with really knowing what is important to me and what is not. And part of it deals with not feeling selfish for wanting it all.
How do you define work/life balance and how do you protect it?