Born a lefty, and special as only 10% of the population. Further, one of the 10% in LA, a rare local native. Grew up in Hollywood, lived on Westside adapting to cross-town traffic. I once knew the guy who started the business, Maps to Stars Homes.
My 2 kids are grown and on their way to being successful. One at medical school, the other at a fancy art college. Yours don't have to be grown, and can be still young and living with you -- you can come here to get away. I do appreciate a woman who has been a parent. First hand knowledge teaches sacrifice and comprise; good life lessons. Nieces and nephews might count.
I work for an amazing company. They put koolaid in the water. I recognize it's a fantastic mind stretching job, with great colleagues who are smart and equally engaged. That said, I haven't any problem maintaining "good life/work balance."
Shall we talk??