The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Beth Anne Garcia | Beth’s Tree Farm: freshly painted fence posts inspired by. nature

When we first started our family, I took maternity leave, and then returned to work as a marketing professional. During that period, I was engaged heavily in advancing my professional career and as a new mom, I had little time to devote to my artwork. As our family grew (we now have three children, ages 4, 6 and 9), my professional goals were less important. I became a full-time stay at home mom. But the demands were hard on me as I constantly felt pulled in multiple directions, doing things for others. As the pandemic hit in 2020, I was starting to spend more time painting. Read more>>

Charles Eugene | CEO of C- Mix Production , & S.K.U Records | Professional Tour DJ & radio dj on Shaq Fu Radio

Overtime I’ve learned true peace comes from balance. I learn that life is about constructing your world based off your interest. One of the main things i focus on while pursuing my dreams is to make time for myself. I balance dedicating at least an hour engaging into something that brings my positive energy regardless of what i’m going through. I even choose a day through out the week that’s strictly dedicated to pleasing my needs without focusing on the stress of personal issues. As an entrepreneur the work never stops. The business stops when you decide to longer grow. Read more>>

Justin Lawson | Private Chef

When working in restaurants or corporate institutions, balance is almost nonexistent. Working 6 days a week 12-15 hour days; any time you have free you simply do not have energy or desire to do anything. Currently working for myself I am able to create a healthier work-life balance because I create my own schedule. A healthy balance is definitely necessary and I’ve seen an increase in work progress when I have a healthy personal life. I enjoy my current balance most because I can take on a larger workload if I want, or take time away if needed. Read more>>