We had the good fortune of connecting with Roy Haidar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Roy, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Usually, it’s easier said than done. work, life, balance. The word work comes up first before life and balance. That was my whole life Is work. I forgot what life truly meant and what balance really was. Work sometimes can control your life and you become it. After the pandemic, I realized that my mental health, life, and balance needed to come first to be truly happy and satisfied with myself and work. It’s taking a lot of time and effort but getting there. Not checking emails on a Sunday is a start. when it comes to balance, I think of what makes me happy first, what things I can do to get me motivated, excited, and get my day started aside from chores or work.
I stand by LIFE, BALANCE, WORK.
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 been an artist for 20 years and I always had my own vision when it comes to beauty. My work from 15 years ago is still current till today. Being an artist is something that lives inside of you and you grow that talent as you go. I’ve done so much in my career and I still have so many things I want to accomplish. It hasn’t been easy at all. With hard work and dedication, I was able to accomplish a lot of projects. I had to find solutions, learn from my mistakes and move on. I was ok with making mistakes because that was my problem solver.
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 love a road trip, somewhere where there are water and relaxation. I want to spend quality time with my best friend to catch up on where we left off. Ok, I love shopping and dining out. I’ll definitely take her to legacy West, have some drinks and do some damage control, and afterwards go listen to live music at Sambuca 360 in Legacy Shops.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This answer might be a little out of the ordinary, however, it’s true. I do want to thank all the people that said no, I can’t do it, not good enough, you’ll never get there. those people were the ones that pushed me to show them otherwise. My mentor in life is my mom and believing in myself. we all go through so much in life but at the end of the day, we choose our battle.
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