We had the good fortune of connecting with Connor Metoyer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Connor, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Over the past year I think we can all agree that life has shifted for pretty much everyone. The pandemic, government mandates, social distancing, quarantine…all of these things have played such a major role in how I have managed to juggle the two and I didn’t even realize it. Before the pandemic my days were fairly routine: work, home. So routine to the point where I was burning myself out but couldn’t really target why. COVID happened and things changed so rapidly including my work schedule. My job was considered essential but with shorter staff meant longer shifts for me. But with a lot of other things being closed, leisure outings and activities had to shift also. I found myself spending more time outside like biking at local parks. Even picked up a new hobby and bought roller skates. I feel like quarantine helped me to understand how important it was to take the time to enjoy the slower things in life. With government mandates becoming a little less strict, I was able to take more days off and relax for my own sanity and mental health!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m most excited for what The future has to hold for me. There’s so many things that I feel like I want to get into. I’ve always wanted to work on somebody’s creative design team, whether it’s a fashion brand/magazine or some sort of urban/entertainment organization and just work with some really dope, visionary people. Patience has gotten me thus far in my professional career, which is actually pretty hard honestly. I’m really trying to learn to enjoy moments as they come instead of rushing them by to get to the next one. As cliche as it sounds, patience truly is a virtue. Be receptive to the world and listen to what it may be telling you!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m the artsy friend so I love to hit up the newest exhibits in town! There’s a lot of new bars and restaurants also that have really cool art installations as well. I love to take pictures so as long as the scene is picturesque then sign me up. Love a place with a good happy hour so that’s always on the itinerary. Houston has some of the best food around, literally anything you want around the globe is in the city.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Oh, of course my mom. Really couldn’t have made it this far without her.

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