Balancing our professional responsibilities and childcare (with our growing family and number 2) has been challenging but we have made it work for us.
I am a cardiologist and in January 2020 I chose work more flexibly to provide childcare for my 3 children who were 1, 6 and 8 years at the time.
It allows more time for CPD and reflection and I would definitely recommend it!
We each work three days per week, overlapping on the day of the TOE list, which we share.
I have found working less than full time very fulfilling.
At the end of a career as a cardiologist, I won’t look back at missed clinics.
I feel incredibly grateful for our current situation.
“Work-life” balance flexibility has been one of the most important commodities for me.
My non working days have allowed me time to have head space.
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