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.
Jessie Browning | Entrepreneur, Mama, Podcaster
My husband and I are spousal entrepreneurs; we own 2 coffee shops and 1 laundromat. We are the parents to 4 daughters. I also host a podcast, unrelated to our business. We started our business at the same time I was pregnant with our first child. That first year was hard both personally (being pregnant and having our first child) and with our business (the first year is always the hardest). There was no balance in the beginning. It was survival mode at work and home. Read more>>
Megan Gill | Actor, Screenwriter, Owner of Megan Transcribes
Work life balance is a tricky one, right? I think the. pandemic came in, forced us all to come to a screeching halt in our work and our lives, and allowed us time to experience what it’s like to have a whole lot of anxiety and not much going on. Pre-pandemic, I was going, going, going non-stop. I was acting, I was serving, I was working events, I was teaching barre classes. I was literally fighting to pursue my dreams and make enough money to do support me in doing so. Like many, I was burnt out. I’ve always been an advocate for having an active social life and taking time for myself, but I never had time to slow down. Read more>>
Courtney Morgan | Interior Designer
This is a great question and something I struggle with every day. It has definitely changed since opening up my own firm. When you are working for yourself, it’s hard to “turn it off” and clock out right at 5 or 6 like most jobs. Especially when my office is in my home and all of my projects are calling to me from down the hall. But it is so important to create that balance. What I have found most helpful is that I sometime have to actually add it to my calendar as if it is an appointment and treat is as important as I would treat any other work appointment… Read more>>