What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.

Yu Ooka | Jazz Guitarist/Shamisen Player & Realtor

Balance is very important not only for work because there is always a balance in the universe.(The sun and the earth, all the natures, man and woman etc.) I am easily to get bored about things, so I always try to make a balance for many factors. Read more>>

Frank Ruiz | Sound Supervisor/Audio-Post Engineer

Drastically! Unfortunately, I don’t believe this is something that will stop changing for a while. When I first moved out here to California, for the first 3 years all I did was work, sleep & eat, having a social life or making friends wasn’t something I really had time for or even prioritized. Read more>>

Madelin Rivera Rodriguez | Photographer & Social worker

When I think back to mid 2019 and think about the start of KeepingUpPhotography, I remember asking myself the question, how am I gonna make all of this work? Not only had I become a mamma a few months prior, I was also a full time psychiatric social worker at a high school in East LA. Read more>>