The Student Affairs Feature

Learning Work-Life Balance from Ballet

Margaret Garry    · 5 min read

“Once the students you have welcomed this August move out in May, how will you know you have been successful in your work?” This question was asked by my supervisor in a summer conversation about my strategic plan for the year. Though I am usually good at talking about the future, and was excited to prepare for the new academic year, I did not have an immediate response. I learned an immense amount in my three years as a residence director, and it was difficult to identify a new way to grow in my entry-level position. As we were brainstorming, she mentioned that I might need to improve my work-life balance. I agreed with the statement, as I had struggled with the concept since starting a live-on position. Our conversation prompted me to examine how I view balance in my life.

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