What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.

Steph Van Doren | Artist

I have wanted to be an artist my entire life, but I spent years following an upwardly mobile corporate path with little time to be creative. A life-altering event in my 30’s caused me to reevaluate what was important to me. I left the corporate world permanently to become an artist. I went back to school, studied art and created a lucrative art studio. While I have worked odd jobs on the way to achieving this goal, I have never been happier or more content. Read more>>

Jennifer Armentrout | Owner, Threaded Lines Quilt Shop

I think about Work/Life Balance a lot. My business keeps me very busy and I work at home just as much as I work in the shop. I tend to save my computer work for home and visit with customers when they come to the shop. The shop is a Happy Place for them, and me too honestly. Read more>>

Mariela Irala | Actress/Journalist/Content Creator

Balance can be a tricky word, because we think we are supposed to be covering all areas of our lives with the same intensity. Our attention is demanded by so many people and sources constantly, but I believe we need to be our biggest care takers, Something that works for me is to ask myself where I am in the present moment. Read more>>