By Lexi Myer
I recently learned that October is National Work and Family month. It was designated in 2003 to remind employers about the benefits of employees having a healthy balance between their work and home lives.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work for a company that has strong values of creating and sustaining wholeness for their employees. After I had my second child, my husband and I realized that it would be better for us as a family for me to continue working on a part time basis. I currently work 40% of the hours that I did previously so that I could spend the remainder of my time at home with my kids, and supporting my husband’s work at the University of Kansas.
In my personal experience, having the time to spend with my kids at home has fulfilled my desire to teach them and watch them grow up, but the time I get to spend in my office is incredibly important too. I have the opportunity to help people understand insurance better, and help them make the best decisions on what coverages are essential for them. There are two different parts of me that are fulfilled through the different opportunities that I have been given in my part time schedule.
Obviously that situation is not practical for every person, nor what every person needs! This month, I would encourage you to find the things that are fulfilling to you specifically and work towards bringing the balance to your work and home lives. They are both essential and rewarding in their own ways.
St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
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Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.