I posted this in fb group of photographers who I admire and trust:
This morning, I woke up feeling like a helium balloon..all happy and bouncy...and yet as the morning has progressed I feel like the air is slowly seeping out of my balloon. I struggle with building my business, being a creative heart and being a mother to 5. I want to succeed from a business point of view but as hard as I try it just feels like a trickle. I feel like my voice is like a whisper in a noisy room. I really need to stay off social media because I find myself comparing my achievements to others...but yet I keep coming back. I have this seed of doubt about my work, about by ability, and it wont go away. I am not posting this to get praise or recognition, just as a girl who feels lonely on this creative journey.
I decided to share this with you because of the replies that I received from this lovely bunch of creatives. There were some in the group who felt the exact same way. It was comforting to know that I wasn't alone with these feelings. So, I am sharing these heartfelt words with you just in case you feel like this. For those days, either today or down the track, when you have similar feelings. Again, I am not seeking praise or recognition for my work but I truly want you to know that we all have these feelings from time to time and that it is OK.
I am enough!. You are enough! We are enough!
Footnote: My bouncy balloon is back thanks to the lovely support that I received from this beautiful group of photographers and a good sleep.
My name is Cindy Cavanagh, and I live in Sydney, Australia. I am a Lifestyle photographer of home and heart. I love to create and always have. I'm Co-Editor of the Long Way Home Magazine, contributor to Journey to Artist and 30minutes in the life. I am a wife and Mum to 5 gorgeous and crazy children. Ironically, I love the quiet.