About Balancing Motherhood

Editors note: I recently moved my blog to a new server. You can find this same post (and all my others) at the new location: BalancingMotherhood.com, where I post daily.

I’m a woman and a mother in my mid-thirties and have been married for more than a decade. I worked at a large media company for three days more than a decade when I realized that I wanted to try something different. I’m way too young to stay at the same company for 20 years — people just don’t do that anymore. I know that if I stayed I’d be one of those people. Those people who’ve worked at the company longer than I’ve been alive. So, I left. Found a great, fantastic, “shinny penny” kind of job. Until it ended, after only three months. The company (another large media company – this one plays some of your favorite TV shows) moved the local operation to another state, where it snows. I was asked to move, but declined. It just isn’t the right time to uproot my family. So, I stayed. Without a job.

Everyone asks why I chose not to go back to the large media company where I have my 10-year tenure. The answer is the same reason why I left: I don’t want to work for one company for 20 years. It is what forced me to leave. That big shinny penny. Even though the penny moved away, it’s now what’s forcing me to reevaluate what’s important to me and what I want to do. So, currently, I am a “manager in transition.” While I have this time, I am trying to figure out what type of job will work best for me, my toddler son and husband. I’m looking for answers to questions about how to balance, life, family, work.

I’ve heard that the best way to learn is to teach so I plan to use this blog as a resource for other mothers (fathers, too) and those who show interest. I’ll post books I’m reading, quotes I find inspiring and links to other blogs and online information. Read along as I find answers in my quest for balance.

Editors note: I only write about topics I feel are relevant; if a post includes a product or company it’s solely because I like them.

Copyright 2007 Alicia Lewis Murray

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