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.

Samantha Oughtred | Founder and CEO of SAM+PR

I began SAM+PR right after completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Public Relations. We were about six months into COVID-19. I had been freelancing while taking online courses double full-time. I had two little girls at home with me, unable to go back to school because of the pandemic. Schools were completely closed in Savannah at the time. Child care was not an option, both from a financial standpoint and lack of resources available. Read more>>

Jason Lockhart | Talent Agent / Head of Film & TV

Work/life balance is a choice. You have to set boundaries. If you don’t, it’s easy to let people and passionate work take over the majority of your waking hours, to the point where negativity creeps in, and that doesn’t serve anyone. I used to be a workaholic, but now that I’m a husband and father, I’ve finally realized the importance of balance, my own humanity, and the value of time. As my wife says: “We all only have so many hours in the day, we gotta use them wisely.” And I actually think my job and clients see more success working with a happier, healthier, more balanced agent in their corner. Read more>>

Jerreme Wade | Content Writer & Technical Writer

When I took a break from my business, it was the best decision that I could have made. The time away allowed me to find stability and peace in both myself as well as what’s around me for this new beginning! Now I have balance in my life when things get tough or hectic. There are two habits where will always find peace: writing and reading. These habits formed my ability to seek balance. I’m still improving my work/life balance to this day. I’ve started though. I’m ready and willing to endure the challenges I face because I continue to prioritize balance in my life. Read more>>

Dr. RJ Verwayne | Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Executive Coach

Work-life balance is both a mystery and a necessity, so much so that some say that it doesn’t exist. I beg to differ. As a business owner, wife, and mother, balance is a must and I had no choice but to figure it out. Like many other women, I actually enjoy my career. I look forward to complex problem solving and the fast-paced life of a CEO. I also love to watch football with my family, cook on Sundays, and cuddle with my kids whose legs are almost longer than mine. Read more>>

Josh Krage | Musician / TV Camera Op

Our balance had already changed greatly before the pandemic, and of course during the pandemic it went into flux as well, but throughout the last few years we’ve rediscovered how important playing music is to both of us and have made extra efforts to play out in front of people as often as possible Read more>>