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.

Sarah Mariano | CEO of The Stretch Therapists Inc.

Thankfully we live in a time where we have certain resources that may allow some of us to create and succeed in our own businesses. The traditional and conventional meaning of “work life balance” always escaped me because being an entrepreneur who is passionate about her work means that my “work” and life co-exists as in and the same. I love what I do and so it doesn’t feel like “work”… it feels like play and that I am living the life I envisioned for myself. Read more>>

Elena Haskins | UX and Product Designer & UX and Post Grad Mentor

For the longest time, the term “work-life balance” seemed like a buzzword thrown around in corporate webinars and Linkedin posts as a state of existence that we all strived for, yet nobody truly could achieve. The biggest promoters of this enigmatic work-life balance were also the same culprits who stood in the way of us making any progress toward something that resembled a healthy balance. “People should make time for their kids, friends, hobbies, going to the gym, getting a pet, eating healthy, volunteering with the community, buuuuut also finish these ‘really quick’ 532+ edits that I’m about to send to you at 2 p.m. on a Friday due, Monday morning.” Read more>>

Rachel Lindsay | Cartoonist

I’ve had to make changes in my life since I published my book and had my strip in the paper. I took a job in 2021 that would support me and the things I want and need in my life as a 35 year old — but it’s a job that is very demanding and requires a lot of my brain space. It’s been a challenge to make such a dramatic shift. I am still trying to create space for my art. But I am also trying to be patient for myself. To set more concrete goals. It’s ok if I’m too tired to draw after work, or if I want to go out with friends on the weekend. It used to be that I just drew all the time, and there was no life really, only work. But then again, I was drawing auto-bio comics. Read more>>

Fabi Hayes | Owner

When I first started Brigachero I didn’t think that I needed a day off. That adrenaline of starting something new and wanting to turn everything I had on my mind into reality, made me extremely overwhelmed overtime, I was literally burnt out, since I am the one doing EVERYTHING. It was very hard for me to understand that I day off is just as important as all the hustle. Now, I force myself to take one day off, where I do not do anything work related. Do not answer any emails, text, do not even think about work (ok, i am not there yet but working on it)… Read more>>