In today’s episode we dive into this letter from a listener:
This year has been hard for me. I feel a bit lost in my business and so so tired. I have been making pottery for over a decade, selling for about 6 years and working full time as an artist for 2. And the struggle just never ends. I feel like I am pushing a rock up a hill and I keep waiting for the incline to level out so I can coast a little.
I am simply running out of stamina.
As I see other businesses and accounts pop up around me and grow with such ease (of course I know I am only seeing the surface of these experiences) I can’t help but wonder if I just am not good enough as an artist… or if I am just too idealist. Or really I am just complete shit at the marketing? My vision isn’t what sells quickly and I don’t want to stray from my aesthetic. I don’t want to play the trending social media games, I am too tired and those honestly aren’t the least bit inspiring to me.
How can I right this ship and get back on track while this pregnancy is wrecking havoc on my emotions and energy? Are there any resources for creatives with ADHD you recommend Sara? I would love to know more about your experiences transitioning into motherhood especially as my transition is coming at a time where I was already struggling with so much self doubt in my identity as an artist.
- Insecure, distracted, AND expecting
In today’s episode we dive into this question, share our encouragement for when you find yourself running out of stamina in your business, why we believe honouring our humanness first is so important, and how we’ve both navigated seasons like this in our own business journey too.
Letters From A Hopeful Creative is produced by Sonics Podcasts