As a working mom, I am always struggling with the work/life balance. I feel like it is a constant battle. I wish I could shut work off in my brain when I walked in the door, but I can’t shut it off. If you walked into my house and looked at our desk in the kitchen, you would think, not a chance do I bring work home.
Well, unless I work for the wine industry. Which I don’t. Sigh.
But, I have a dirty secret.
I didn’t screw up. I put a picture of my master bathroom. If you look on top of my hamper you will see my evidence.
Computer power cord can be found most regularly in my bathroom.
I would say I have a problem, but I don’t think I do. I get a lot done in the bathroom. Work wise. I have written some of my best work on the floor of this special room.
However, I do try to hide it. Especially from my boss lady.
But sometimes I get busted. The conversations go something like this:
Boss Lady: Hey Leah!
Leah: Hi Boss Lady!
Boss Lady: Just wanted to talk to you about XYZ.
Leah: Great. I needed to touch base with you on that too. I had some thoughts…
Boss Lady: Wait. Where are you? It sounds like there is an echo, almost like a cave. Are you in a bathroom?
Leah: Uh. Well. Um. Maybe. It’s just so quiet. The kids don’t bother me in here because it is boring. I am getting so much done. It is sort of like hiding in a cave.
Boss Lady: Hysterical laughing.
It is weird. I know. But I blame this.
It is just so warm and cozy and white noise like. I just crank on the space heater and go to town on the laptop to the wee hours of the night. And our office is just not as cozy. Plus my husband would have to learn how to share.
So, yes, I have a problem. I bring work home.