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.

Peter Porr | Always striving to wow” people”

Work-life balance has been a very volatile topic throughout my life. Growing up, I was very devoted to my academic life and focused on a “successful professional life.” I always imagined I would study hard throughout college, get a great job, climb up the corporate ladder and have a corner office at a high-rise by the time my hair turned gray. Read more>>

Rachel Ishiguro | Certified Yoga Therapist

I’ve always struggled to find work-life balance, as I’ve worked in jobs that don’t necessarily fit into traditional hours. I kept thinking that when I found the right work environment, I’d be able to have that mythical balance. However, change after change, I still found myself working too much. Then, suddenly the pandemic shut everything down, and here I was starting my own business while being a full-time parent and helping with remote school. All the boundaries between work and life vanished, and it was really hard for a while there. Read more>>

Stephanie Marchetti | Artist and Illustrator

Work-life balance is a challenge. It is something I thought I had finally figured out, that is, until I became a mom for the first time. When I picture my work-life balance, I imagine myself walking across a slackline or tightrope with a deep canyon below my feet. The line seems endless and I can feel every muscle flex and move with each breath. I’m carrying a pole with me, which in theory, should help to keep me stable as I make my way to the other side. However, this pole is different. It is weighted on either end and those weights are variable, each corresponding to either my personal or professional life. Read more>>

Will Concidine | Attorney, My Traffic Guys: Law Office

Trying to run a high volume law office and finding time to spend with family is a hard balancing act. In the modern digital age clients have access to me all hours of the day and through multiple different mediums, so the hardest part for me is to turn that off for personal time. Early in my career, responding to calls and messages was always the priority and it did not matter if I was on vacation, camping, at the park with my daughter, or even out at dinner, I would still respond instantly to whatever messages I received. Read more>>