Welcome to A Devine Life. Now you probably think this blog is named after me and that it will be all about my life and experiences. Well if that is what you thought, you would be on partially correct. I do plan to share some experiences but A D.E.V.I.N.E life is about all of us as women. D.E.V.I.N.E stands for Doing Everything Victoriously While Intentionally Navigating Expectations.
As a wife, mother, practicing attorney, elected official, and entrepreneur, I often get women ask me, “How Do You Do it All”. Although I would in no way profess to have the perfect answer that works for everyone, I will share with you that what I have learned about work life harmony and living a life where you truly feel fulfilled and less stressed starts with managing expectations of others and not allowing other people and their opinions define you and your priorities.
Have you ever had a full schedule and can’t see how you could fit anything else into your day when a close friend calls frantic and asks you for a favor that will mess your whole schedule up or at least take you on a detour from what you had planned? When that ask comes, what do you do? Do you try to cram their priority into your already over scheduled day? Do you say yes, without any clue on how you will get it done but are afraid to “let them down” by saying no?
As high achieving women, balancing the demands of work, family, personal relationships, our own goals and dreams, we tend to want to be everything to everyone. We juggle many priorities and sometimes do it pretty good, but inevitably, there will come a time that one of the balls we are juggling is dropped. Then what. If we have properly managed expectations for ourselves and with others, we will be able to pick it up with no problem. If we don’t, when we drop the ball, it just may be irretrievably broken.
I look forward to sharing with you in this blog how I manage expectations and truly find harmony between the demands of work and life. No one’s life is perfect but we must start creating that “perfect” environment to help us truly be happy and live our Devine lives.