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Not fun stuff: Balance between GMAT-prep & Family-life :-(

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Status: Preparing myself to break the sound( 700 )-barrier!
Affiliations: IFC - Business Edge, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute
Joined: 15 Feb 2011
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Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Schools: Texas A&M - Mays; PennState - Smeal; Purdue - Krannert; JohnsHopkins - Carey; Vanderbilt - Owen; WakeForest - Babcock; UBC - Sauder
WE 1: Financial Analyst/Financial Management Trainer - BRAC Afghanistan - 13 months
WE 2: Business Proposal Coordinator - MiDS, Inc. (in Kabul, Afghanistan) - 4 Months (did quit the job bcoz of security concerns)
WE 3: Readers For Readers (A Social Impact Generating Organization) - Co-Founder
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Not fun stuff: Balance between GMAT-prep & Family-life :-( [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2011, 04:00
I work in Afghanistan - outside my home country. I do not have my family with me in here (quite logical). I have started prepping from April 22, 2011. I am keeping up my GMAT prep side-by-side working with an INGO. Things are going really great with my GMAT prep till now as, I feel, my capacity and stamina to deal with/conquer GMAT is improving (though not yet close to 700-zone). However, recently, I can understand that I am not giving adequate time to my family (wife+father+mother) whereas I used to talk with them for over an hour every day. As a result, though I am improving my GMATting skills, I am unable to enjoy the thrill of that improvement. One thing is always poking in my mind: "If I can save a minute from my family-time (the minutes I spend while I call them), I can add that minute to hone my GMAT skills." Pertained to the previous poking, whenever I talk with my family-members, sometimes I feel if I could give this minute to my GMAT prep. :roll:
I will be really thankful, if anyone of you come up with at least one suggestion so that (using the suggestion) I can heal the pain that I have already caused to my family and so that I can establish a very nice Family-and-GMAT prep balance.
Many thanks!

PS: I understand how important it is to give time to family and to have a WORK-LIFE balance.

PPS: Sorry, if I am really disorganized in my writing. You may understand "WHY?".
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Re: Not fun stuff: Balance between GMAT-prep & Family-life :-( [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 15:21
Well, I'm not sure if this is what you want to hear but my advise would be to think about your family when you talk with them, forget about the GMAT temporarily. Preparing for the GMAT is important but family is more imporant and has higher priority.
Re: Not fun stuff: Balance between GMAT-prep & Family-life :-(   [#permalink] 12 Aug 2011, 15:21
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