I was catching up on my blogs this evening when I came across this post from Sarah Jane Studios. In it she talks a little about her inspiring journey and I can't help but reflect on the past and be reminded that there are bigger, better things ahead for me.
The past 9 months have felt like constant change. Struggle. Pain. Stress. Heartbreak. I am going to be totally honest and tell you selling photographer templates has changed significantly in the past few years. What used to fill me with joy and be an easy task became a tedious, heart wrenching struggle from one day to the next. From relationships that weren't what I thought they were to constant market changes it just became overwhelming.
During the summer I spent time exploring my heart and authenticating my brand. I've "cleaned house" in more ways then you will ever know. I've freed myself from what others are doing. I've dug deep and had total faith it would all work out and today I have proof it will.
As I sit here and type tonight I prepare to sign my first contract. Yes, I am about to embark on my very first contract job. A job that found me.
Becoming totally honest with myself and designing what makes me happy feels good in my soul and is working for me financially. It has been affirmed that doing what I love - in a way I love - it really does pay off and people will still want my work. We are all unique and my unique self is shining through.
As a creative it isn't always easy to find your true inner voice and that inner voice is so often changing. My one piece of advice to you is to listen to that little voice and be your own, unique self. Whether you are a photographer, designer or someone lusting after a creative life just listen to your heart. Stop worrying about what other people are doing. Don't even wonder what they are thinking. There is always more then one way to do something and your way is what is right in your life!