We had the good fortune of connecting with Angel Mikeska and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angel, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work/Life balance is such a tough process to navigate and in my opinion, it isn’t one that you ever fully master. I believe we all go through a series of seasons in our life and as we do, our balance, our time and our focus shifts in different ways. I am a firm believer that everything I do, I do in order to support and provide for my family and our future. Realizing the purpose behind it, makes the long days and late hours a little easier to get through sometimes. With three children at home, priorities tend to move around during the day and we often play catch up at night. Nonetheless, maintaining focus on what is important and why you do what you do is the key to juggling it all.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always been one to wear many hats, no matter what company I worked for or the position I held. Being able to manage several things is a skill that I developed early on and it has been key in helping to advance both myself and my business to where it is today. Starting off in the business world fresh out of high school, and as a woman, it was not always easy. I had to push past the boundaries that other people tried to set for me and prove that ambition and ability don’t have to take a back seat to experience or age.
One thing I have learned along the way is that we are all replaceable, to never get complacent in what you are doing, you must always strive to keep growing and keep improving. Staying hungry and humble is key to staying grateful and successful.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take someone to spend time in Near Southside. The culture and community, to me, are the heart of Fort Worth. From coffee at Arcadia to dinner at Wishbone and Flynt, you can’t go wrong with any of the locally-owned restaurants in the area. We would spend the day walking the neighborhood, popping from place to place, visiting all that the neighborhood has to offer. The second stop would have to be Joe T’s, no one can visit Fort Worth without taking in a meal on their patio. After dinner drinks on the rooftop at Reata would top off the night, with the great view of downtown and cozy Fort Worth atmosphere.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is dedicated to my husband who is more importantly my partner in everything that I do. No matter what I strive to achieve or what commitments I make, he never stops cheering me on and supporting me in every way. None of what I have done, careerwise or in my personal life, would be possible without his support.