The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Kasey Orr | Leather Designer

noun: balance; plural noun: balances
1. an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. A constantly balanced life does not interest me. The times that I’ve seen growth in myself or my business is usually when I’m completely unbalanced and diving deep into one area or another. In my opinion, too much pressure on equal distribution of this thing called life can set us up for failure. We are human beings and life is not perfectly paved. Read more>>

Janice Leonard | Licensed Professional Counselor & Private Practice Owner

There are seasons that require us to make that sacrifice here a bit, however, I have found that the other side of that can be amazing, for many of us, the pandemic helped. I went from graduate school, working full-time, and being a wife and mother often in tears about the sacrifice of balance. Right now, I own my private practice and do some contract work at a clinic, being fully remote has made me look at life so differently. My commute time has been transformed into intentional me time, it’s a full breakfast and a morning workout. Read more>>

Stacy Sutton | Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

This may sound odd, but before I started my business, most of my time was spent working. I did not have much of a work life balance. It was mostly work and not much life. Read more>>

Molly Hardy | Mah Jongg Teacher

Having 3 kids (ages 9, 6 and 4), work life balance is always at the forefront of my mind. When I decided to start teaching Mah Jong, I wasn’t sure how often I would be teaching or how many hours I would be committing. Read more>>

Brooke Mooty | Group Home Administrator

My role within our company has grown over time, and I took over administration when my mom retired last year. It has given me whole new respect for how she juggled everything! I jumped in feet-first and had to pull back a bit and set some boundaries for my mental space because I had no boundaries and I was getting burned out. Because we have group homes for adults in the intellectually and developmentally disabled community, and there is no time that our business closes, work-life balance is my biggest hurdle. Read more>>