Finding the balance. Taking a deep breath.
Changes abound at work these days. Just when I was looking to lean out, the circumstances are urging me to lean in. Just when I was getting into the new groove, there's a newer groove. I suppose that keeps things exciting. "But still," as my daughter would say.
Just when I was learning the ropes, the ropes get entangled with new knots and twists. Such is academia.
Standing on the platform, I look around. I like being on even footing. Do you? Some prefer the climb. There are many paths ahead, many directions, some much more challenging, steeper, and uncertain. What to do when an opportunity that is challenging, steep, and uncertain comes calling? How to reclaim the balance? Do I lean in, lean out, or lean in to something else?
It is always the loves of my life in my partner and our kids that keep me grounded, renewed and refreshed. Leaning on each other, for just the right amount of support.