This is my story and the story of many young couples today. It’s about a journey to work-life balance.
9 to 5 equals 7 to 7,
On days that are busy, they’re home after eleven.
Both of them work and their schedule’s real tight,
It’s what they expected, but this busy isn’t right. Continue reading This busy
It’s so important to have routines, familiar paths to tread.
Time together and time alone,
Time to visit our parents and keep in touch on the phone. Continue reading Routines
I search for the empty that lets me embrace,
The busy that fills me with joy.
I listen for spaces,
For rests that give meaning,
To music that plays to the mood that I’m feeling. Continue reading I search
May 2015 : Mixed feelings as I stop teaching in Bandra
I miss my lovely lot of students there and yet, I’m feeling the relief… now that I don’t have to do that crazy commute that took a good 5 hours out of each day.
I’m looking forward to taking on more students in Khargar, to getting time to make friends in my neighbourhood, and to time at home.
So for now, it’s goodbye to all my Bandra students and their very very supportive families. I wish you well.
2017 : Setting up in Khargar
It’s been a few years since I stopped teaching in Bandra. I have started teaching there again, but it’s just couple of students, as I work full time in Khargar, Navi Mumbai.
I don’t advertise, so setting up teaching the piano here in Khargar went slow and gave me time. I used it to study, practise and upgrade the quality of my teaching. And to make time to meet up with friends for chai.
I now run a small piano teaching studio in Khargar, Navi Mumbai and I plan for it to stay that way. Because this gives me time to focus on continuously improving the quality of my teaching. Staying small helps me do this, while getting time to have a relaxed home life, time with family and time for me.
Maintaining work life balance is a daily effort & sometimes a struggle, but it’s been going pretty good this year.