Yesterday I talked about my busy week! And today, I am going to talk to you about them in more depth.
I don’t know what your job requires from you. But if, like me, you are expected to attend conferences, network, and keep up with “the trade,” here is my best advice for you: get as close to home as you can. Obviously it saves time and money, and often networking with those physically closer to you can be more useful than those far away. They are more likely to remember you, I’ve noticed, and being in a similar geographic area might make them more likely to understand your problems.
If geography is challenging for you for some reason, I would turn your attention to webinars (giving them and watching them) and conferences that are either wholly online or being partially streamed online.
I participated in an international conference by recording my presentation for them. I have attended conferences (and helped plan one) where we streamed presentations. At least in my profession, it’s quite common.
In both of these ways, you can stay up to date in your profession without sacrificing too much family time!