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.

Kara Brusven | Multi-Genre Guitarist/Musician & Graduate Student

This question is incredibly intriguing to me. Mainly because, out of all the questions for this interview, my friends and family told me that this question is the one they would be most curious to hear my thoughts on. I personally found this to be quite humorous because I am at a point in my life where things are slightly off-balance! This is largely due to having finished my undergraduate degree, releasing my first album, performing as a musician amidst a pandemic, and moving from the Midwest to Miami to start graduate school. Despite these recent changes, I think that my struggle at times with balance qualifies me quite well to talk about what balance is and is not because I am well aware of how both sides of the spectrum can feel in my own life. Read more>>

Andrea Coriolan | Esthetician

Whew! Where do I start? lol. I would say that it is extremely important to make sure you have a work life balance. its so easy to get caught up in a routine that circles around your business to the point where everything else you used to do as a hobby would get pushed to the back burner. For me it wasn’t until I would get so overwhelmed and literally cry because it was always work work work! I wasn’t giving my mental a break. I started to take more days off to focus on me, and what makes me happy. As well as getting back into the hobbies that I enjoyed like working out, rollerblading, bike riding, or even going out for dinner/drinks with friends. Taking a mental break from work is completely healthy, and well needed! Read more>>

Hila Laviv | Artist

My name is Hila Laviv. I am a visual artist based in Tel Aviv. I live with my partner, our two children and our dog. I think the relationship between life and art is a very flexible one, meaning there is no balance but rather fluidity. I am always an Artist, all the time and everywhere. Being an Artist is a choice to be made every day of my life. This was especially true as a young artist, and as a new mother. Regarding the space, as I share my living space with my family I keep a clear territorial border between my studio and my home. An unfortunate trial to have a studio at home was a complete failure, but of course work is taken back home and home is brought into the studio. Read more>>

Mason Shipman | Photographer/Videographer

Being a full time high school student it’s hard working in the creative industry. People will need you or your work at random times or random days. It”s always hard realizing that Im letting go of another great opportunity to grow me or my brand. Recently, instead of hanging out with my friends or going out on the weekends, I always try and book for projects or shoots so that I can always be sharpening my skills. For me I think it’s pretty beneficial, considering that I am preparing myself for my future. Read more>>