We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryce Saucier and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryce, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My work/life balance is always changing. I kinda have an all-or-nothing mindset with things and that leads to overworking and burning out, but when I do take time off of work I try to be fully present and treat those moments with equal importance to work. Having a routine that consistently creates some kind of incremental progress every day helps me to slow down, like studying for 30 minutes or just taking one photo in a day instead of trying to get in a full work day 7 days a week. Lately I’ve been really just wanting to reconnect with old friends or just spend more time with the people I care about. It could just be the season or due to COVID. I’m not sure but that’s how I feel now.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What I’m most excited about at this point of my creative career is the opportunity to explore new mediums and find new audiences to connect with. I have a lot of friends that have supported me from the beginning, but there is something special about putting art in front of strangers that feels great. It’s like their first impression of me can express more than a normal introduction and small talk. I am still very early in my career, and I think the greatest challenges have yet to come, but if any professional or creative endeavor is easy than I don’t think it is really at it’s full potential. I’ve learned that changing your approach and attitude can be more impactful than any technique that you learn. Learning to embrace difficulty and challenges has done more for me than any technique that seemingly makes the process easier.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Assuming that the pandemic is gone or under control, I’d definitely say the museum district is the most fun. I love the museums in Houston and that is one of the city’s aspects I’m most proud of. Aside from the museums, there are beautiful parks in the area that are free. Satellite Bar is one of my favorite venues to watch local musicians and attend art shows, that’s my go to when I go out, and I really want to see them pull through this pandemic.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my partner Miriam Mireles. She does more than just encourage me. She will work just as hard as I do for my creative endeavors even if it is something outside of her comfort zone. She keeps me grounded when we work together and she will always be honest with me when I am straying off path. She also wants me to remember that there is life and joy outside of work and has shown me how to appreciate so many things that I hadn’t before. She is a great mentor, supporter, collaborator, and friend to everyone that she knows.