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.

Heather Leavitt | Executive Director | Leavitt & Asher

We are both teachers by day and artists by night. It’s certainly a delicate balance, and at times it can be very difficult. Especially right now during the holiday season! We divide up a lot of our “non-creative” responsibilities for Leavitt & Asher between the two of us. For example, Rebekka manages the social media and Heather manages the finances. Ideally, we would like to move away from our day jobs and make Leavitt & Asher more of a full time gig someday. Read more>>

Jessica Aguilar | Leader & Small Business Owner

Our society has programmed us to believe that success comes from being productive every minute of every day. A typical day for me includes child drop-off, my day job, child pick-up, more of my day job, feeding my family, small business networking, event preparation, quality time with family, and the list goes on. How do you manage all of that and still feel balanced? A year ago, balance looked like a busy roundabout with three lanes, things going in, out, and all around. You know where you want to go, but there is still a sense of fear that you will make a wrong turn or get stuck going in circles. Read more>>

Jade Hwang | Martial Arts Master, Health and Wellness Enthusiast

Work Life Balance is a Myth, Find Harmony When I first started working, I realized quickly that I was not going to last long in a traditional setting. I was fresh out of college, making decent salary with benefits and job security, what more could I ask for? A year into my professional life I was completely burned out and less than enthusiastic about my career. There was absolutely no way I was going to be able to spend a third of my life (plus overtime) at a high-stress job, go home and forget about it for a few hours while I squeeze in the rest of my life and then wake up and do it all again the next day. For forty years. With two weeks of vacation. Read more>>