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.

Jo Wing | Licensed Cosmotologist/Hair Artist

When I started self-employment as a hair stylist it was incredibly challenging to pause work mode Jo. I worked everyday and then when I was at home with my partner and kid, there was no balance and it showed. Everyone, including myself was grumpy about how I was ALWAYS busy and on my phone. Read more>>

Logan Rips | Videographer

I made the decision to shift my focus in life to what I love to do rather than on what’s ‘expected’ of me in today’s society. Work-life balance was the sole reason I made this change. I noticed that I kept putting myself in roles and jobs that just weren’t making me happy. Unfortunately it took me years to notice this. Read more>>

Ali and Alison Walker | Personal finance bloggers at All Options Considered

Work life balance was always an issue for us during our careers. It was pretty common for us to work 50 and 60 hour weeks, which was not satisfying or healthy for us. Ali worked in marketing for firms specializing in engineering and environmental science, and Alison worked in image retouching for firms supporting the catalog printing industry. Read more>>

Jessica Rizo | Actress and Comedian

Hi and thank you for this opportunity to share in my very colorful journey as an entertainer. Being in the entertainment business for well over twenty years, whether as a teen, published print model or in the last decade plus, becoming an established commercial actress and standup comedian, I’ve had a lot to juggle and find the balance of work and life along the way. Read more>>