As a working mother of an energetic and active two-year-old, it can be incredibly challenging to strike a balance between work and family life. I sometimes feel that I’m just rushing from one thing to another, and I frequently worry that I’m not providing my child or my career the time and attention they individually deserve.
My biggest passion is helping others, so I started my career by mentoring youth to manage community projects. Over time, Counseling turned out to be my true calling. I have worked with the admissions and recruitment teams at universities and also worked as a counselor in school. I enjoy being able to help my clients navigate the challenging and very often perplexing college application process. It’s crucial, in my opinion, that children have a confidante who can offer them frank counsel and guide them through college admissions.
In order to make this all work, I have to be very organized. I make sure to plan out my days and weeks ahead of time. I also make sure to give myself time to relax and spend quality time with my family. This also means identifying the peak period of the admissions process, and planning holidays well in advance.
Working with college-bound students can mean working late nights and weekends to meet the needs of your students. This can make it difficult to balance your family and work obligations, especially when you are also a parent. To make the most of your time and energy, it’s important to have a plan to manage both your work and home life.