By Natalie Bullock Brown
It was a sinking feeling I had experienced before – that moment when you realize that something you were so ready to see happen, just can’t take place. This occurred recently when I had to turn down a job at a coveted university in the area where I live. I had been offered the job, negotiated a reasonable salary, and was even allowed the chance to figure out a telecommuting schedule. But logistically, I couldn’t make it work, not when I have two elementary aged kids who require, and deserve, so much of my attention and time. The new job was not going to work, and I knew it.