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.

Zachary Astrowsky

Being a student, managing my homework, extracurricular activities, and writing has been quite the challenge over the last few years. It hasn’t been until recently that I finally figured out a schedule that works with all of the things I have going on. When I first started writing, I was very spontaneous and didn’t have a daily goal. This caused me pressure, stress, and all of the other fun things you get as a reward for procrastinating. Currently, I have a weekly schedule that includes writing one thousand words a day and this has really helped me stay focused on finishing the sequel to The Uncontrolled. While homework still comes first, I am still able to make time for writing, lacrosse, and hanging with my friends. Read more>>

Melanie Isaacs | Founder

There is a balance definition for 2019 and a balance definition for 2020. I used to be able to separate my different roles – entrepreneur, mommy, errand runner extraordinaire – based on time. Mommy time happened before and after school. Work time fell during school, and errands miraculously snuck in. It was a balancing act that didn’t always work – but often allowed us to get what we needed done. Since March 2020 the balance has been different. All roles jumble into one. We are all home. Working. Zooming. And totally blended. The kids virtual school schedule offers 50 minutes of them being occupied before there is a break. I swing from emails to ants on a log very quickly. But it works. I am seeing work/life balance in a different way during this pandemic. Read more>>

Shawn Berry | Musician & Aspiring YouTuber

This is an interesting concept considering the state of the world right now. I already worked from home with my current day job and so when the pandemic hit it really didn’t change my work life very much. However, now that I’m stuck at home even outside of my day job hours, its given me more time to work on my other projects, like my music and the YouTube channel I started recently. When I first started the YouTube channel last month, I was putting pretty much every spare minute I had into trying to build it up and get videos out there. However now that a little bit of time has passed I find myself struggling to get as many things done for the project, partially out of just being a little burnt out, and partially because when you have this much free time, it’s hard to self regulate. Read more>>