Does Work-Life Balance Even Exist?

Susan Cartier Liebel
There is no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.

Frank Herbert

As solos we are always hearing those who go solo do so to achieve “balance” in their lives. Yet, what is balance really? Some describe it as a different percentage distribution between personal fulfillment and work fulfillment than one gets while working for another. As if somehow when we work for another, we are not permitted to give our family or personal relationships “priority.” It is a concept that is both slippery and elusive and ever-changing, and I think we need to get out of the work-life balance conundrum and go back to nature to understand what balance really is. Only then can we hope to achieve it.

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