Finding Your Balance
As women, we pride ourselves in being the queen of Balance. We do a little shopping, a little business, a little love making, a little cooking, and a little us time. What is becoming a sore popularity is how many businesswomen find themselves wanting to pursue balance yet not having fulfilled roles to do so. What do I mean?
In 2012 over 80,000 professional women where quoted as “single”. Let me just note, there is nothing wrong with being single, as long as you want to be.
However, stepping out of singlehood into a relationship can be an adjustment for any superwoman. We turned to Business and Entertainment professional, Glenda Williams for advice on how to maintain a healthy business and family life. Being married for over 30 years and one of the biggest Philanthropist and Producers in Georgia, we took ear to Mrs. Williams’s advice.
Hope for Women: Having a strong, educated background and career, did you ever think that love wasn’t for you?
Glenda Williams: The challenge of being in a relationship was realizing that it was an actual partnership. I went into the relationship feeling independent where I didn't "need" anyone. Learning to depend on my partner was a challenge.
HFW: How did you find time for love, family and going after your goals?
GW: Dividing time between every family member is a hard task, [but] it's needed to remain happy in family life. If one area is lacking, everything is off balance. And balance varies day-to-day. I learned to prioritize my scheduling and also make sure I'm giving myself the time and energy I need. Most importantly, you must be OK with change. At any given time, life can alter. Curve balls come and go but I learned not to let those moments control my emotions or my end goal.
HFW: When you first got married did you have it all together?
GW: Of course not. It thought I had it all together. I had a savings in place. I had a car. I had one son so I wanted things together for him. We lived in an apartment and what I thought was together wasn't in regards to financials and a home.
HOPE: Is there any advice you have for other women out there who are striving for their goals, but are finding themselves giving up on love?
GW: I'd advise them to get to know who you are first. You can't get to know anyone until you know yourself. You can identify the person that's good for you better when you understand and have confidence in yourself. Through friendship you'll really be able to understand and learn [about] the person.