Talk About It
Soccer Practice vs. Red Lines
Balancing real life with work is tricky these days, especially if you’re a young architect....
You’re expected to know every little detail related to a project. Plus, you want your project to be great. So you work overtime… a lot of overtime. But what about your BFF that you haven’t seen for a few months? Or that wedding that you are supposed to be planning? Or your kid’s soccer practice?
Luckily, there are a lot of other great young architects going through these same struggles that you can share experiences with. At January’s Young Architects Forum (YAF), we had an open discussion about Work/Life Balance.
Why should we talk about this stuff with guys from one of those “other firms”? Well, maybe you can share your favorite coping mechanism technique with them. Maybe you can learn from each other and actually solve a problem. Or maybe, you will just feel better by sharing your experiences with other like-minded individuals.
Either way, it was a win-win for me at this past month’s YAF meeting. I’m looking forward to Monday, February 3, when we will discuss Project Team Dynamics.
[If you have been licensed 10 years or less, you are a “Young Architect” and we would like to hear what you have to say. We meet the first Monday of each month at the DCFA at noon. Lunch is free if you RSVP.]