Perfecting the Daddy Work/Life Balance
As gay men we live pretty active lives. Lives that are as diverse as the community of which we're a part. Many of us strive for success in every aspect of our everyday existence, but finding the right balance between those aspects can get tricky. I imagine a good portion of you are focused on meeting the right guy. For others, meeting someone is just a flicker of a thought because work takes up all of your time. It's not always easy to create a life where both work and relationships have equal footing. This is especially true when you break things down by age bracket. Perhaps in your early 20s you partied hard and creating a successful career was something that could be started in your 30s. Or maybe it's the exact opposite and you were driven in your 20s and 30s to get to the top, only to find yourself in your 40s with a comfortable lifestyle and no one to share it with. Either way, finding the right mix of these crucial components is key.
Sometimes it's not even in our control. I've met plenty of men who were laser-focused on their careers and nothing else, while other men sought success through finding a life partner - both parties being hardwired that way. Being in the latter group for the majority of my 20s, I've reached a point where my priorities have shifted and I find myself focused solely on my career at the moment. Having always hoped that something else would grab hold of my attention other than dating, I'm actually happy to be so career focused and not have the time to think about relationships. It's a relief actually. And even in feeling that, I still know that this sole focus could one day be a regret.
We'd love to hear from the you all on this one and see what paths you've all taken. Have your lives been more focused on career or love? And what lessons have you learned along the way?