I was getting a massage not too long ago and just as I was entering that phase of partial sleep and supreme floatiness, the therapist whispered, “You must work at a computer.”
Startled back into consciousness, I asked how he could tell. His response: “you have short pecs.”
Apparently, all my office work and car commutes mean my shoulders pull forward and therefore my pecs have tightened…which is not great for
your my back.
I’ve worked really hard to achieve career success and I’m happy to say I’ve climbed my way to the position I wanted when I entered the workforce. However, that’s not to say there aren’t plenty of downsides (like short pecs).
At a recent breakfast with some of my dearest friends, we all admitted the thing that many successful gals are afraid to say: WE ARE EXHAUSTED. Over the last few years, all the office politics, long hours (trust me, in public affairs, there is no such thing as a 40 hour work week), dealing with the crazy gadflies, being critiqued for being too bold and criticized for not being bold enough, managing and exceeding expectations, etc, etc, etc, have made me wonder if it’s all worth it.
And to be honest with you, this is something I’ll be considering for a long time.
But in the meantime, I do have a lot of opportunities for travel and fun and spontaneity and shopping and living a really fun lifestyle. So until I figure it all out, I’ll be clinging to that silver lining…