There’s something so freeing, and equally dreadful, about weekday evenings. I so look forward to the time of night where Conner is tucked away in his room and I have a moment alone to decompress after a day of emails, rude requests, and housework. But as I lounge with my ritualistic glass of wine, idly watching Bravo, a foreboding feeling takes over. It’s getting later and later, and guess what? I need to be well-dressed (not just dressed), and ready for work in the office tomorrow by eight. Yes, by eight. Geez.
Let’s be clear- I love my job, my freelance work, and of course my family- but it’s tiring! Any woman with a crisply pressed shirt and high heels claiming that juggling work, family, and home is easy is a complete fraud. It’s a ruse. She’s got a nanny.
In the last several years, I’ve learned how to make the most of my weekday evenings, and use them to successfully propel me through the week into the weekend. Experience has been the best teacher for me, but also a host of other real working women I’ve been lucky enough to leach valuable information and tips out of. Real women with stressful jobs, messy boyfriends, and loud children.