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?

Michelle Thomas Richardson | Artist

The work/life balance is a constant struggle for me and something I am always adjusting. In art school, the motto was studio over everything. And in a lot of ways, that’s what art school is for – focused time to develop your work and your critical thinking. However, that life is generally unsustainable beyond school as other responsibilities are reintroduced or added to the mix. Read more>>

Ruthi Hutson | Buttercream Enthusiast

As with most bakers, I started taking orders while still working a full-time traditional weekday job. That initial juggle of what I saw as my real job, my side hustle and home life felt like so much initially. But after you find your rhythm, everything balances out. Read more>>

Ashley and Kyle Smith | Art Gallery Owners, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

Our work balance has drastically shifted since we started our businesses. Both of us used to work full-time for different corporations in different cities and each commuted around 2 hours a day. This didn’t allow for much to spend with our 3 daughters, all 10 years and younger. Read more>>

Brianna Ruelas | Performing Artist Consultant & Reality TV Music Coach

I believe balance is a very tough thing to achieve, so I like to focus more on what I call “work/life respect.” Although my creative work and and creating a successful, sustainable business is very important to me, my family is my priority. Read more>>

Elissa Pace | Wedding Photographer

My work life balance is something that is ever evolving. I will be the first to admit that I have not truly mastered it. I often wonder if it is really something that one has the ability to master. As life changes, so does your work life balance. Read more>>

Holly Homer | Author, Blogger & Coach

I used to think that balance nirvana was possible if I just did everything right. It was incredibly stressful chasing this incredibly elusive state! It might even seem possible for a few hours early in the morning and then life would happen. You know, like everyday life. Read more>>