Big Thirsty from Alex from Arizona: How Do You Keep It in Balance?
I am finishing my first semester at a decent t-t job. I feel as though I worked hard to get here, had a fairly rigorous grad school slog, but I was unprepared for how much my full time job sticks with me.
I go home every day consumed by my work. I'm newly married as well, but I feel as though I've been inattentive at home.
I think about my students, my colleagues, my work, the college, and so on, constantly. Some grad school friends report similar troubles?
Q: How do those of you who are veterans keep life in balance? Do you have to "turn off" your work self in order to enjoy the real world? Does this lessen over time? If my attention to my career "lessens," will it mean I don't care about it as much? I want my career; I love my work. But I don't want it to overtake the rest of my life. How do you do it?