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Work and life aren't about balance

It was Family Weekend at my son’s college this past weekend, and I didn’t go. I couldn’t pull off the trip to Virginia. My husband had to work, so he couldn’t go either.

I felt awful. It was particularly tough because this month, juggling parenting, doctoring, writing and everything else has been more challenging than usual. Life has felt like one compromise after another.

“It’s that work-life balance thing,” someone said to me. “It’s tough to get it right.”

I don’t think getting it right has anything to do with balance.

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