Tag Archives: work-life balance

Battling Expectations

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 On the way back from a daylong conference, I had a conversation with my coworker, Marie.* Marie is a few years older than I, in her mid-fifties, and has been in graduate school while working full time. This entails not only studying but also heading out of town each weekend to ...continue reading

Choice A or B? Which Way to Go?

A few weeks ago, life had gotten to me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’d spent a couple of weeks ramping up exercise but not catching the rest I needed. Tropical Storm Michael came roaring through, dropping the pressure as the eye passed over Raleigh. Then on Friday came smelling solvent all day as we got ...continue reading

Powering Through the Crazy Times

At times I thought I wouldn’t survive. Spring has brought with it both beautiful weather and a myriad of activities. My job has become crazy and requires irregular travel. Steve’s job has required travel and rising at crazy hours sometimes. We have a puppy who, while adorable, has placed us in the middle of housetraining ...continue reading

A New Direction With My Blog

It happened. I’d drafted another blog post on writing, but for some reason, I hadn’t posted it. Stress? Maybe. Procrastination? Sure. Fear? It could be. I discovered it’s more than that. I need to follow hard after God, and if he’s asking for a change in direction, I need to answer it. What’s Happening Not ...continue reading