The Price of Personal Growth

I came across this image posted in a Facebook group and it resonated soo loudly I just had to share it!

The more I allow myself to follow my dreams, and really listen to what makes my heart sing, the more sensitive I feel to everything else.

I guess its hard to be sensitive to one thing (you), and try feel your way through your jouney, without feeling the potholes in the road!

It also makes me realise how hardened I had become towards the world around me before I decided to allow myself to find my happy. How many reinforced walls I had put up.

Nevertheless the extra pain is worth it to find my happy. After years of pain I know I am strong enough to handle it. It never hurts any less than the first time, I just know I will get past it. Plus… Happiness is the best painkiller 🖤


The Artist’s Dilemma: Bills vs Passion

As I follow my heart to what is undoubtedly a more and more creative calling, a realm of possibility seems to grow exponentially with each step.

The ideas and opportunities really are endless. For the first time in my life I feel like I am only limited by my own imagination and drive (although some of this is possibly also due to my efforts to learn from as much as possible from as many successful people as possible, including their mindset).

Regardless of the why, it is both overwhelming and INCREDIBLY EXCITING! The anticipation is killing me! I am like a pot boiling on high on the stove (almost) unchecked.

I say almost because a girl’s still gotta pay her bills… And unless said girl is particularly good at her chosen practice, it is unlikely she will be able to pay her bills with any profits from it, and need to take time away from their passion to make some moolah. Being the ‘late bloomer’ that I am, I find myself in the unlikely category…. The frustration is soo real but soo common! I get it, there are soo many of us in this boat, creative and otherwise.

Gary Vee says the key to success is patience and hard work. Let’s hope so! Cause I’m all in!

Can you relate? How do you deal with it?

Stay hungry 🖤