What is Balance?

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We talk a lot about work-life balance. We read a lot more about work-life balance. Everyone is constantly striving for more balance in their lives it seems. There's bb cream and cc cream for achieving that perfect balance in our skin tone. There's barre classes to perfect the balance between stillness and cardio exercise. There are bars to eat that promise to deliver the necessary balance of nutrients. And of course, there is the fidget spinner that challenges us to balance a spinning gadget on our finger. And yet when I think about balance, I think of a seesaw and how it moves up and down and up and down as the weights on each side fight for equal pressure. Balance is not about achieving perfection, it's an internal tug-of-war between our time and...our time. As we fight to balance our careers with our children, our spouses, our parents, our friends, our pets, is there comfort knowing that the seesaw is going to move?

Welcome to the Versher community. We hope to bring you a weekly dose of stories from women like you who are on the quest for work-life balance: stories that make you laugh, provide insight or maybe stories that comfort you knowing you are not on this journey alone. What pushes you through your day when you have been up all night with a sick child? What puts a smile on your face when inside you are defeated and drained? Are you at your best early in the morning or are you hitting your stride late at night? We welcome your feedback and comments on the content and we look forward to strengthening the quality of your workstyle.

See you next week...