#write31days – Day 20

imageI’m not just losing track of time, I’m losing days!  Thankfully, I’m staying on track writing each day – posting? Well…that’s another story!

And I’m really thankful I’m wrapping up 2013! I’ve chosen to leave out the work related nitty-gritty details because I don’t want to focus on what I see as a downward spiral in corporate culture.  Almost everyone has a story or knows someone that has a story of how the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance in most businesses has failed miserably. And in challenging economic times, it seems compassion is a trait many companies talk about, yet few exhibit.

I will say though, in my 35+ years in the workforce, 2013 was the first time I truly did not feel supported to choose family first.  I’ve been through many challenging times and consider myself extremely blessed for the incredible managers I’ve worked under.  As difficult as the last three months were in 2013, I learned a lot about myself – in retrospect – of course!