By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Tahir Mckenzie | Designer & Photographer

My idea of balance has changed over time in reference to me breaking down a bit last year during the summer of 2021. I was working on a few art projects that burned me out and I became completely exhausted with very little energy left for myself or those around me. My burn out reminded me that I’m human and I’m not this machine that runs on auto pilot. It felt good to take a break after while until I felt mentally and physically ready to get back to these creative projects. Read more>>

Broadway Muse | Artist & Song Writer

My balance is constantly altering. Every time I get into a good flow of progress, there’s always something that takes me back to the drawing board. Whether that be an unexpected event, things not going according to plan, or simply the imbalance of one area taking up a greater amount of my time and energy than the others. Balance has always consumed me unevenly. Nonetheless, I balance my time a bit more strategically and realistically now. Read more>>

Michelle Wang | Singer Songwriter & Physics Graduate Student/Researcher

As a singer-songwriter who is also a full-time graduate student in physics, I find work-life balance to be a bit challenging but still doable. I find song writing and performing very relaxing and that’s what I would do when I need a break from research. It used to be the case where if I want to perform more gigs or release more singles I would sacrifice some time in research lab, or vice versa. Read more>>