Thursday, February 5, 2009

Update on work-life balance

I posted a couple of weeks ago that I was starting a new job. It's started, and I absolutely love it. There is a learning curve, and the logistics of childcare, etc are a bit more complex now because of the longer commute and occasional evening hours, but I am so much happier that even though I am exhausted, I don't really mind. This is making me think that some of my prior work-life balance angst was about not loving what I was doing all day; ironically my last job was less pressure, but I felt more stressed.

Even though work is busy, I'm still having fun with my little guy. We go to Petco pretty much every day after work to see the fishies and birds, and I think today he said "aga" which I think meant "again" when I was reading "Goodnight Moon" for the 5,000,000,000th time this afternoon, and he seemed very happy when I responded "Yes, okay, again!" and went for a 5,000,000,001th reading. I love how much Quinn LOVES the things he is into - Goodnight Moon, the pet store, milk. His joy is pretty infectious.


Vicki Davis said...

I am so glad to hear that your new job is bringing you much needed satisfaction! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Bjetsey said...

I'm glad too. And I just want to put in that I think "again!" is a toddler power word. I predict you'll be hearing it a lot for a long time!

Jen said...

We've read Goodnight moon that many times, too! Favorite page: "And there were three little bears sitting on chairs."