I’ve Cried At Work & Other Things I Wish Women Would Talk About


Business Insider recently ran a profile of a young Silicon Valley banking executive’s daily routine that looked something like this: tennis and phone calls before work, an hour-and-a-half lunch break, a home-cooked dinner, yoga, and a leisurely stroll with her boyfriend after work. It was so unrealistic that social media called BS — and some people even went so far as to question whether it was a parody.


I’m not here to criticize the article or anyone who is able to pull off this type of routine. I simply want to share a snapshot of my life as an advertising executive who’s trying to juggle it all — and more importantly, openly admit that at any given time I feel like I’m failing at one or more parts of my life.

Xavier Li