Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Identity

As all good Canadians (okay maybe just nerdy Canadian political science wonks) should, I am thinking about my identity today. Not about my identity as a Canadian but about my personal identity and why said identity should be in a minor state of crisis now that I know I am off work for almost a year. I know this happened the last time I was on maternity leave but somehow I didn't think it would this time what with Hunter home to keep my occupied and all. How did I ever let my work identity become so all consuming? Am I incapable of having some balance in my life? Don't get me wrong it's not like I come home and cut my husband off as he's telling me a story instead trying to get him to frame it into key messages first and background later - oh wait, I do. Uh, at least I haven't taken that approach with Hunter (I don't think...). I guess I'm just struggling to fully check out of work and only time can take care of that. I'd like to think that this time I will learn how to go back after fully enjoying my time off and be better able to balance my work and home life. I guess I have almost a year to figure it out but really I think it takes a lifetime and it probably doesn't help that it is in the stock that I come from...

4 comments:

Nancy said...

It will get easier. I am having a hard time finding an identity other than Mom. To the point where I don't even want to go out and meet other people because then I will have to separate myself from my baby.....I am lame.

Nancy said...

Oh...and by the way...you have a very nice blog!

Welcome to the bandwagon...I expect a daily post!

W. said...

if you figure out the secret to balance, let me know - i'd like to know too

Anonymous said...

I had always thought the secret was loving the job(s) you have but I'm not sure that makes much difference because there are still only so many hours in a day and everyone seems to need/want the same part of the day.