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Life is All About Balance

Life is All About Balance

Life is all about balance… or so I’m told. The stereotypical lifestyle of the “Great American Dream” is to work hard in your corner office (or cloth cubical) for 40 hours a week, attending meetings, jumping on and off conference calls, pushing paper, refilling your coffee…. Then you drive home in your top safety-rated minivan to play catch with your 2.5 kids and golden retriever surrounded by a white picket fence, nestled in a cozy subdivision.  To top it off, you have two uninterrupted days to do whatever you please.  Most refer to these as weekends.  I’ve been there.  Kinda.  My dog was a random crossbreed that smiled when you talked to him, and the fence was chain link.  But, I did have the 40 hours a week desk job, complete with benefits, holidays, and the periodic snack day perks. And the minivan.  I did have a minivan.