Balancing Act

When it comes to caring for a loved one, regardless of why they need you, it is important to create a balance. The definition of blogging is; a website that contains online personal reflections and comments. So when I was asked to write a blog it came natural to write about creating a balance in life. This is a daily, or should I say an hourly struggle that young professionals like myself endure. Two full time working parents, a home, two small children and if there is any time left a social life. I know what you’re thinking, everyone does it! Yes, this is true but the execution can vary greatly.

The nagging need to fill my professional void took me back to the workplace after a six year stent in the pen. And by pen I mean my home! With a degree in hand and time management skills that would blow your socks off, I put a resume together and landed myself in the insurance industry.

Funny thing is, I value my time at work as much as my time home. Not because I rank one higher than the other, but I believe that equally each one makes me better at the other. I am not a list maker or a planner, but I don’t fly by the seat of my pants either. Creating a balance between work, home and my social life has been easier because of the value I place on each part of who I am and how I spend my time.

The one day a week I get to place my kids on the bus in the morning speaks volumes. It takes away the guilt of that after hour’s business meeting or that hour long workout class which means I miss bedtime. I encourage all young professionals to work towards quality not always quantity. Let go of the “need to do it all” mentality, if you’re feeling overly guilty your balance of value might be off, don’t fret, just reevaluate and never be afraid to ask for help!

Michigan’s Insurance Requirements

Michigan law requires no-fault insurance. Every registered car must be insured. Every car owner must buy basic coverage in order to get license plates. It is a misdemeanor to drive or let your car be driven without basic no-fault coverage.

If you are convicted of driving without basic no- fault insurance coverage, you may be fined up to $500, put in jail for up to one year, or both. You may also incur additional fines and costs pursuant to the 2003 Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Law. For details please go to

If you are unable to produce proof of insurance when requested to do so by a law enforcement official, you may be found guilty of a civil infraction. The court may order your license suspended for at least 30 days or until you are able to provide such proof. You may have to prove you purchased a pre-paid non-cancelable insurance policy before you may renew your vehicle’s registration.

Information taken from: Department of Insurance and Financial Services