A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Delaney Rainford | Lifestyle Photographer & Engineering Student

– My work life balance has changed in such a huge way not only because I do photography, but I work part time at a construction firm as well as I’m in school full time. I started my photography business when I got my first camera and discovered that I want to help people capture the best moments of their life. Read more>>

Alshiminia Alexander | Creative director, model coach and agency owner

Before starting my own business I just worked 8-10 hours a day, I started modeling in 2019 that only consumed some of my weekends not much.. Now since I have my own business which has only been since October of 2022, my weekends and week days are completely full with bookings, meetings and a lot of networking which I simply love. Read more>>

Alesa Gerald | Public Relations Professional

Work-life balance is very important, especially to early career professionals like me. Burnout is very real and if you’re new to your industry then you have a lot of time left to go and can’t afford to burnout too soon. What I like to do is make time to relax. That might mean scheduling a massage, hanging out with friends or even a night in with a good book or watching Netflix. But having a chance to reset is so important because it allows me to come back to work energized and refreshed. Read more>>

Meghan Kraemer | Hairstylist

I am a mother to a seven year old so life can get a little hectic. In the beginning of my career when my son was a baby I worked a lot more, probably about over forty hours a week. Now that he is getting older and wanting to play sports I am having to alternate my schedule. My clients are pretty understanding when it comes to my personal life and I always recommend another stylist if they cannot get in. Read more>>

Ashley Catron | Accessory Designer & Entrepreneur

Work life balance has changed for me. In addition to being an entrepreneur, I work a full time job. As an entrepreneur, you do so many jobs, to keep your business going. In the past, after work, I would immediately begin working on tasks for my business or make earrings and other accessories. I would often stay up until 11p or 12a. Read more>>