The work/life balance speech we give ourselves is a lie. It’s like a unicorn, the loch ness monster, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. FALSE. Like the video of the bald-headed man who gets an impeccable weave toupee. We must stop it from infiltrating the next generation of women entrepreneurs, worker bees or backbones of corporations.
Whenever we see or hear the term work/life balance we always are taken to the visual of a woman bringing home the bacon and frying it up in the pan. That same woman probably raised the hog that was slaughtered, curated the bacon, created the branding and marketing plan to get the bacon in the grocery store, stocked the shelves with the bacon, was the cashier at check-out, bagged the bacon, drove the car to take the bacon home….just to fry it up in the pan and feed her sometimes ungrateful family because they want turkey sausage instead of pork bacon. Now I don’t eat pork! But you get my point.
This work/life balance lie has to stop. It’s killing us. That and the fact that we eat entirely too much bacon.
Work and life will be forever intertwined unless we make a conscious effort to unravel both.
That’s all for now. Let me get back to work so that I can eventually make a life.