Every so often, I am invited to talk about work, motherhood, work-life balance – that kind of thing.
My response is that I’m the last person to claim that I “have it all”. On the contrary, my life feels very precarious.
Yes, I do earn a living (just about), look after my family (just about), squeeze in some time for my own creative work (just about), put in some time with my charities (just about) – but it could all come crashing down at any moment. I am hanging on in there by a thread.
This sense of the fragile eco-system – of doing nothing very well – is something I will be talking about with ChaplaincyPlus on Thursday 11 February.
ChaplaincyPlus supports professionals in Birmingham’s city centre, creating a space where people can consider what it means to work soulfully.
CityWomen, which is part of ChaplaincyPlus, will be hosting the event at St Philips Chambers, at 1pm.
I will be in conversation with Sarah Thorpe, who convenes CityWomen. What we really want to tease out from those who are there, is how they manage the just-about-ness of it all.
Is the precariousness nature of our lives a symptom of trying to do more than we should be, or can hanging on in there by a thread be all all part of the glory?
- Order tickets for the free event Changing Patterns of Work – A Conversation with Jo Ind.