Dr. Chauncey Tarrant is no stranger to the juggle. As a pediatrician, mother to a beautiful baby girl and wife to an also juggling professional, Chauncey is committed to not just doing it all, but doing it all well. Grounded by faith, she works daily to strike a balance somewhere between her ability to make magic and her desire to acknowledge her limits.
We talked to Dr. Tarrant as she hopped in the car for her daily 45 minute commute after a long shift at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in St. Louis and here's what she shared:
When you hear "The Juggle Is Real" what are thinking?
It is my life. I think that anyone who is ambitious, goal-oriented would say so. There just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish what you want to do. There is always something to do, but the reality is : women have done it before me. So I spend my days trying to do it all and doing it all well.
What do you do for self-care?
I very much value alone time - no husband, no kids, no one. Mentally I need time to spend with myself. I also value girl time - time with my girlfriends who are married with kids and with my girlfriends who are married with no kids.
What practical tools do you use to navigate the juggle?
I am super Type A. With maturity, I have realized that I will not remember everything, therefore it needs to be written down in order for it get done. Because there are so many moving parts, I tend to write down lists and even use my phone and iPad as tools as well.
How do you and your husband manage the juggle together?
When we met, he was a professional at Boeing and I was a student at Meharry Medic