Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.

Ronald Burgess | Graphic/ Web Designer

Work life balance as a graphic designer has been a complete struggle, but one that I am learning and perfecting. In my first year of business I found myself saying “yes” to just about every project that came in. Eager, excited, and wanting to work I didn’t want to turn down one dollar that was being sent my way. I quickly learned how destructive and detrimental that mindset would be to not just my business but my being as well. I found myself not knowing where work started and beginning as text and calls would come in at all hours, and projects seemed to take me into the early morning hours every day. I WAS BURNT OUT! Read more>>

Vinita Agrawal | Art & Brand

When I worked at my old job in tech, I worked a lot. I was expected to be “on” all the time and work long hours. Soon I realized I could not handle that physically or mentally. Once I was diagnosed with chronic pain, I was not able to work a “regular” 9 – 5 job and was forced to re-think a normal work day. Read more>>

Jasmine Oguntuga | Author and Content Curator

My balance has changed over time because of my mental health and my added roles. Many of us wear many hats on a daily basis and it’s hard to find balance. For me I’m a wife, mom, educator and a published author. I used to be one of those people that said “Yes” to everything. I wanted to be there for everyone no matter the event or the distance. Not only did I do this in my personal life it started to spill out in my professional life. I found myself always taking work home and being an overachiever. Read more>>