One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Is this how you feel sometimes? I do too.
Do you feel like you’ve been stoking the fire for what feels like an eternity, and there’s not even a hint of a flame? You ask yourself how not to burn out, give up, or set your house on fire in frustration.
“It’s never going to happen. Why do I even bother? Why slave over this Instagram post when no one gives a wet fart? Why spend more time on this novel, painting, ____ (fill in the blank) when no one seems to care about it? Why bother?!!”
If you’ve been at this point, believe me, I get it. I’ve been there. Multiple times. This last time was triggered by something completely unrelated to my business. Work on our house had been pushed back again, and it’s already been frustrating seemingly dragging on for ages.
It threw me out of my lane. I felt lost. Tired. Alone. I felt like everyone kept advancing but me. Do you know this feeling? I went full victim mode. Started crying and throwing a tantrum. I wanted to curl up in a ball and hide under a soft blanket.
And that’s ok! We are all allowed to feel lost, stuck, shitty, behind, etc. sometimes. After a couple of mopey days and lots of chocolate, I managed to pick up where I’d left off, and I can report back that I am in creator mode again.
And I’ll keep going and pushing forward until I reach my next hurdle, and the one after that. But I’ll also celebrate the little wins and milestones along the way because that’s what keeps me motivated and inspired. And so should you!
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