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?

Ryan Hooker | Sports and Portrait lifestyle photographer

For me, I would say my work-life balance between working a 7-hour shift in the day morning times to photograph a 2 hr event in the evening times was challenging in the beginning, and I feel I could e handled things differently but as time progressed I learned new ways to balance those things wether or be readying myself better or even getting proper to sleep to attack the day and I’m honestly thankful I went through that stage of my life because it taught me a ton and built character and shaped the person I am a today Read more>>

Avery Pryer | Wedding Planner and Coordinator

When I first started my business, I thought balancing my work and personal life was just going to come easily and I would figure it out a long the way. Well, as my business has grown, I have learned that balancing both aspects of life is not something that just comes easily. It takes planning and patience and figuring out what works best for you as a business owner. It is so important to think about how work and personal go together and how they balance with each other. For me, I value my business and my clients just as much as my friends and family so having that balance between the two is very important. Read more>>

Angelique Watson | Software Engineer & Event Stylist

My work life balance has changed significantly over the past year! During the summer of 2019 I moved to the metroplex to begin my career as a Software Engineer. Fast forward almost 2.5 years later not only am I still an engineer but now I am also an MBA Candidate and a business owner! You can imagine my weeks and weekends are pretty busy. When I think of balance I think of an “equal” split of time for self and time for others or other activities that may take away from focusing on ones self. Read more>>

Traci Hawkins | Owner of Urbane Aesthetiks & Urbane Aesthetiks Academy

I’m a mom of two young kiddos, and I’m in my second semester of Nurse Practitioner school, all while running two businesses, so I can definitely attest to the importance of striving for balance. I believe balance comes from being in a constant state of awareness and choosing to be adaptable. For me, having a support system is integral to the success of my businesses and my family. I’ve had to learn over the years of being a business owner and a mom that it’s okay to ask for help, and that doing so actually increases the efficiency of my business and the quality of time I get to spend with my family. In addition, I’m also not afraid to get creative and find new ways to make things work. Read more>>