Work-life balance is not unique to the military, neither is it a new one. As far back as the 1970s, Harry Chapin wrote and performed perhaps his most famous song, “Cat’s in the Cradle”. In the song, he tells the story of a father who is always too busy to play with his young son. Finally, as the man becomes older and has the time the boy no longer wants to spend time with his father. The boy is now grown, with a family of his own, and is far too busy himself. Probably the most interesting side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic over these many months has been the re-arranging of our lives, which has caused us to look at work-life balance in a new way. For many, work has been literally brought into our homes. For others who must keep the mission going, we are now acutely aware of what is mission essential; we understand that not everything is a priority.