For many years, I thought I could do it all. I was working full-time and trying not to sacrifice any family time while trying to finish my dissertation. On a typical day, the most time I could string together to work on my PhD was about an hour and a half at night after the kids had gone to bed. Already you can see the problem, right?
Well…it’s official! After a decade of hard work and deep thinking I finally managed to submit my final approved PhD dissertation to UBC Faculty of Law last week. This is my first official post as a doctor (and no… I don’t want to look at that thing on your foot!).
A couple of weeks ago, my son asked: “Mommy, what is the difference between a cartwheel and a round-off?” As any good teacher would, I thought it best to demonstrate the difference…so I did a cartwheel and I did a round-off. After my demonstration, my son and daughter tried and I showed them again. Continue reading
Many of us become stuck in the minutia of everyday life. We get up, stretch our sore bodies, drink coffee to get rid of the morning fog, and get out the door to go to work, to get the kids to school, to care for family members or do many of the other things that we are responsible for in our day-to-day lives. Weeks pass… then months pass… then years pass… and if you’re anything like me, all of a sudden you wake up one morning and think: “Is this it? Is this all there is to life?”
I work full-time, I have two young children and I am completing my PhD in law in my free time. On paper, I don’t need to add anything to my already very full plate so when my sister asked me to look at starting a side business with her, I was thinking: “Are you kidding me?”