A real job. As a creative, these words have taunted me for decades. My main goal in life used to be to finally, one day, land a real job. A lot has changed.
The “correct” thing to do on March 8th in social media land was jump on the International Women’s Day train. To talk about the women that inspired me or how far we’ve come. How far we have to go. In fact, I wrote most of this at 11pm that night.
Don’t let chaos be the excuse for why you can’t write or why you should get a different job or why you’re just not good enough. Let the chaos make you stronger, wiser, and resilient. Stop planning for chaos. Embrace it.
I’m not new to writing, though. I’ve been doing that consistently for almost twenty years. Still, when you start a career, there’s a sense that you have to prove yourself to potential employers—and maybe a little bit to yourself. It can be hard to know your worth.
Writer’s block. Burnout. Exhaustion. A rut. Whatever you call it, we all know the feeling. When the things you love no longer bring you joy and you’re just over it. Sometimes the words just don’t come and you can’t see past the words that are already on the page. If you’re a creative, at some…