I'm calling it.
That’s right. I'm calling BS on work-life balance.
Yes, you read that right. I’m taking a firm position against work-life balance. Or better said, against the type of “balance” that’s talked about so much in magazines and on television.
Think about it…
How many tv shows have you watched where they talk about how it’s possible for women to “have it all” and then they run a commercial shaming us for not being the perfect mom or the perfect girlfriend in order to sell a product?
When flipping through your favorite magazine, how many articles have you come across detailing how difficult it is for women to combine our careers, running a household, taking care of children or parents, having a social life, living healthy and working out, and having a little spare time for ourselves?
When browsing through the nonfiction section of Barnes & Nobles, how many books have you come across that have something to say about “finding your balance”?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve lost count. And I’m getting so, so tired of it.