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.

Jeff Ross | Creator/Instigator

My lifestyle is my job. Being a creator is a constant. When I started my original screenprinting business 35 years ago, self employed meant every day and every night. Now making my art is 24 hours a day. Making, thinking, living. Read more>>

Wenonah Recio | Floral designer, mom of 4

Work life balance is a struggle I think we all go through!! When I started with my own flower shop I had a brand new baby that I brought to the flower shop with me and it was a struggle every day to balance between answering phones, making flowers, helping customers and taking care of my precious new bundle but I wouldn’t have traded it for anything! It was the only way to be with my baby and to be able to still do what I love which is designed flowers! Read more>>

Kreda McCullough | Brand Strategist & Designer

Oh, that’s a thing? LOL!! When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I didn’t have a work-life balance at all. I went all in as an entrepreneur. But it began to affect my family — so much so, my then 6 year old told me I worked too much. That hit me pretty hard. I would stay up until pretty much the next day to complete projects. I was taking on way too much. I would be so tired that I had no energy for my family. I was trying to make all the money I could and create brand awareness. I was doing that, but doing it all wrong. Read more>>

Kelsey Berlinberg | Owner, Forevergreen Photography

This is the million dollar question for everyone right now, especially in a post-quarantine world. I work full time while doing photography part time, so I struggle with this every day. Before COVID, I was a workaholic. I didn’t start my photography business until COVID hit, but even before I started my business I was consistently working full time while going to school part time, or working a part time job because I liked to stay busy. I didn’t even need the money, I just thought that’s what adults should do – work as much as possible. When the world shut down, I had so much free time on my hands and I didn’t know what to do with myself so I created a photography business. Read more>>