A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Kim Belverud | San Diego Family Photographer

Work life balance has always been important to me, yet something I’ve struggled to achieve. In my office, I have a magazine clipping with a drawing of a woman with 4 arms – one is holding her daughter’s hand, one is holding an apple, another is holding a book, and the fourth one is typing on her laptop. She’s sitting on the minute hand of a large round clock with her son on her lap. I have two other magazine clippings – Read more>>

Natalie “Noodle” Ricasa Bagaporo | Aspiring Educator, Kapwa Kid & Pinay Nepantlera

I recently came across a quoted tweet response to the question “What is your Dream Job?” The person explained that they do not dream to work, and this resonated with me on a deep level. I’ve heard this sentiment before in conversations with mentors, friends, and siblings – we don’t live to work. While we all put in work to live, many of us live with the privilege to choose work that aligns with personal interest, passion, and preference. Read more>>

Arielle Sidney Kenny | Fashion Designer & Actor

My work Life Balance has changed drastically. Working full-time and going to school full time was already very time-consuming, Starting a small business during quarantine is not so bad because I don’t have to be at school physically so I get to have a little bit of time working on my business. sometimes I forget to eat and I am tired almost all the time and barely talk to anyone anymore but I like what I do and don’t mind all the work. Read more>>

Shayna Brody | Ocean conservationist, photographer, graphic designer

Loving and protecting the ocean is much more of a lifestyle than a job. When you decide to go down the career path of marine biology – you know upfront that you are choosing your passion over money. You do it because you feel called to. Because you love the ocean and it’s creatures and are fascinated by the mysteries of unexplored realms. Read more>>