When I was a child and up until this day, when I hear “family” I always picture smiles and togetherness. Maybe arguments in between but that is normal. Sometime last week I read a line somewhere about balancing work and family. The thing that came to my mind immediately is when a member of the family is spending 90 percent of their time at work and not family. I do not know why, but somehow that thought stayed in my mind the whole week and I am now just writing about it because I did not know how to approach it. I did not want to sound close minded since I myself do not know everything of course. What I do know though is that today’s economy is not doing so well or maybe for some people. I understand that there are millions of different kinds of situations out there. Growing up, after my father passed away when I was only 8, that left and pushed my mother to work harder than most. She had three kids that she needed to raise and feed. So, I kind of have an idea.
I have always told myself that when I have a family of my own, I would not work too much that I’ll end up missing my children’s childhood. That I did not want to wake up one day and they are all gone and grown ups. I want to enjoy life with them and watch them grow. Of course, just because I wished it, does not mean things will go the way I want it to. We never know what life will throw at us, but this is just my thought. Any thoughts at all? Am I making sense?