In my real life, I teach. Some days are rewarding, Some days are frustrating and some are both. They are always busy. When I worked in television news, each day built to a crescendo that culminated in a newscast, but then the day was over. One thing I can tell you about being an English teacher, the pile of "to be graded" papers constantly renews itself. Rarely is there an occasion when I leave feeling my work is "done."
But I do leave it. Unless it is the direst of emergencies, I do not bring school work home.
Home is for my other work--being a writer. Somewhere in there, I sometimes manage to squeeze mom and wife. Okay, so my son's dinner came from the place with the golden arches tonight, but it was payday, and that was his request.
The one thing I have come to realize is babies and puppies have the right idea. Sometimes you just have to kick back, relax and let it all hang out. LOL.