By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Tonya Huynh | Real Estate Agent & Lupus Warrior

When I began my real estate journey, I was consumed by the “hustle culture”. To the point where I had to carve out time to eat and spend quality time with my loved ones. After being recently diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis, I have been given the opportunity to truly slow down. It is very possible to be successful with a full-filling career and home life. Read more>>

Nancy Alonso | Professional organizer and decorator

Balance, is something I have to practice on the daily. Having children that are still not in school has even put a bigger challenge in the balance I need to have. Working for yourself could be challenging but also can help you in a situation like mine. I can make my own schedule and that’s what my goal was to have time for everyone in my family, socially and my own self. Read more>>

Jennifer Hill | Assistant Executive Director & Lawyer

For the first 8 years of my career I did not pay any attention to what my work life balance was. During law school we worked/studied at all hours and this transferred into my work life. When I was a prosecutor I often worked evenings and weekends. Sometimes I even worked overnight or was on call. Read more>>