Susan's daughter's sez that all her friends refer to Susan as 'The CEO'.
She assumes this is because the daughter has portrayed her mother as a professional person with some measure of responsibility. It could also be based on the fact that they've never met her because she's always working.

Anyway, Susan got a kick out of this moniker. She's often scrambling to keep up at Acme Sweatshop and any progress she makes is only temporary. She has not let this dissuade her. Every day she gets up, tries her hardest, works late, then comes home to a family that has lived their day without her.

Who recognizes the definition of insanity in this pattern?

The CEO took a couple of unscheduled days off and has spent her time opening windows, chatting in a relaxed manner with her children, scrubbing two bathrooms top to bottom, cutting late blooming lilacs for her table, reconnecting with friends, cooking dinner and considering what direction she wants her life to take.


Frugal Vegan Mom said...

I just started reading a really interesting book "What Should I Do With My Life?" by Po Bronson. It's not of the stupid self help variety, rather a collection of stories.
Another good one is Radical Homemakers.
Stop the insanity!

Pearl said...

The CEO! It's the American Way!


Greetings from Minneapolis,


Susan Anderson said...

Hi Susan,
I came across your blog recently and I am your Scottish twin! Same name, same age, kids roughly same age as yours, working long hours at Scottish Acme Sweatshop, need to rethink whole work / life balance but finding it difficult to find the energy to change things! If you want check out my blahg! It's called Postcards from Susan in Scotland.
All the best,