work / life balance and cats?Thursday, June 20, 2013
This evening I got home at 8:30pm, which is standard for me. I'm usually at work until about 6:30pm, and then I hit the gym to try and make up for the fact that I sit on my behind in a office job five days a week. My husband works even longer hours at a start-up in Soho.
This is perfectly normal but it can't last forever - and we often talk about achieving a better work / life balance (these conversations happen very late at night).
On top of that my parents think we're a bit crazy. If we moved back to New Zealand tomorrow, we could afford to buy a decent sized house, work shorter hours and spend a whole lot more time in the sunshine. Instead we choose to throw away all our earnings on a W2 inner-city, crumbling London flat.
But here's the thing:
- I like working. And don't want to give up my job to have kids.
- We like big cities. Anywhere else would feel small now.
- And you do get used to the constant grey skies over here! Really.