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.

Diana Campos | Photographer

Before I had children, I prioritized play over work–I was carefree and spontaneous without giving a second thought to my future. As a parent, those priorities have certainly changed. On top of raising two young boys, I work a regular, full time job and I run my own photography business on the side. I feel it’s important to prioritize what makes you happy, which for me would be my kids and photography. Read more>>

Kat Bohn | Entrepreneur & Site Acquisition Specialist

My thoughts on balance: Balance is a lifelong practice that goes hand in hand with self-discipline. To master balance, you must learn to be tremendously patient with yourself and your expectations of the world around you. Things will always go wrong. How you choose to react to those things will either throw your balance off or allow you to maintain it. The old cliché saying is so true; “the only constant in life is change”. In my own experience I’ve found that if you can train your mind to overcome the fear of change, then all aspects of life become a bit easier to process as they occur. In turn, you are more likely to achieve balance and feel gratitude. Read more>>

Trey Lawrence | Ballet Dancer

My balance with my dancing (work) and my personal life has become more separated this past year. During your training years, you start online school and ballet becomes your whole life and all you think about 24/7, it’s very easy for it to completely absorb you and become your whole identity As I become an adult I’m starting to realize this career path isn’t the only thing out there for me and I can still be a human with a personality and other interests and not be ashamed of it. Read more>>

Amy Crater | Actor/Montessori Nanny/Multipassionate Entrepreneur

I go through periods of time when I run the risk of burning the candle at both ends, because I have a lot going on (acting, working, steps I am taking to pivot and grow in my career). I’m still trying to refine my career into what its next stage will be. I try to make sure that every day I take time for me, usually early in the morning. Meditating, writing, exercising – whatever form it takes. I make sure to check in with myself and see how I’m doing and feeling. If I feel completely overwhelmed and am dreading my day, I know something needs to change. Read more>>

Kristina Diaz | Cake Designer and Drink Specialist

What is balance?! I have had a difficult time finding my sweet spot and at first i would limit myself to less orders weekly so i could still vacation a lot with my husband. We are into classic cars so we travel for shows around the U.S. quite often and i also work full-time for a great company that helps start up cafes. I have learned that i need to block off full days or weekends for me. These happen less often now as i have become much busier, which is totally fine with me. Seeing my business flourish is such a challenging time is so beautiful to me. I just hit my two year mark really diving into this fully and i think i found my sweet spot and it feels REALLY great! Read more>>

Stefanie Landes | Artist & maker

This is a very interesting question, and one that I have thought about a lot over the years. To be an artist, and to balance creativity and life means something different to each and every person. And I believe each person gets something different out of it as well. A candle can only burn from both ends for a short while before the flame is extinguished. And I think the same applies to the work-life balance. I work to have money to live. I then devote my time to what matters most to me. I work on my art and myself, and that is greatly fulfilling. Read more>>