The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Adi Meyerson | Musician: Bassist, Composer, Songwriter

when I was younger and first starting out I used to think that life and work was the same thing. I think that’s common among artists and creatives, when your livelihood and your passion become the same thing. After a few years I realized that I was starting to burn out, and that I was running out of creative space. over the past few years and especially after the pandemic and being in isolation I realized how much I needed to take time for myself and change the balance between work and life. Read more>>

Jennifer Esteban | Founder of FriendsMates

When I was in my 20’s I was very focused on work and career. To make a long story short – I pretty much went to school full-time and had a full-time job until I graduated. There was one year of it that was easier because I had a simple job, but the rest of the time was difficult because I didn’t just have a job, I was also trying to build a career. In fact, I was building 2 careers – one in business and one in photography. Read more>>

Jenn Kwong | Chef & Designer

One of the largest aspects of my life that has changed in the past couple years is how important my work life balance is. I would regularly work until 11pm, work on my days off (still do sometimes…eek), and check emails right when I wake up. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but I’m working on creating and keeping boundaries. I lost my job at the beginning of the pandemic and it made me wish I didn’t kill myself over work and dedicate so much of my time to work instead of spending that time for myself or with family and friends. Read more>>