Stray thought - personal or professional?
I have heard people talking several times about their personal and professional life. Initially when I was studying or when I had just started working, I found the concept pretty fascinating and I prided myself in telling people about how I demarcate between my personal and professional life. How I kept my personal life ‘separate’ from professional, as advised in all those bright books, and those intellectual career-and-life articles.
But as I am working for more and more time, or may be as I am living for more and more time, I increasingly believe that it is all not so true. I mean, I am one person. And everything related to me is a part of my that-same-one life. So if professional life means what I do for a living then it impacts me hugely. I get affected by the highs and lows at work and take it home many a time, I sleep over it many a time and I structure my ‘personal’ life many a time based on it. And if personal life means my boyfriend and my family, then they are an integral part of my life, my relation with them crawls into my relation with my work without any effort and impacts my performance during my ‘professional’ life.
Nothing earth-shattering really. Just a thought that struck me when I was traveling to work and I thought of penning it here. It anyway had been an eternity since I dropped by my beloved blog. Well, all seems well here at bloggoland. So I am personally and professionally satisfied.