What started within us and formed into a passion can soon turn into a business. But what

And where do you get

Suddenly you aren't creating just for yourself anymore but for someone else - under their guidance at their pace and answering their questions during their hours.

Feeling down, pressures

As much as some like to label creative disciplines as 'hobbies' and love to say 'this isn't a job' or 'this isn't going to pay your rent'; it truly is a full-time job. Often times a non stop 24/7 job that can be tiring when it comes to turning your passion into a paying job that depends on constant creative energy and output. Comments that discredit the credibility of creative professions or really anything 'unconventional' really harm the people in that specific industry. Whether it's huge companies reaching out to creatives to collaborate on an unpaid 'amazing opportunity with a lot of exposure' or your friend asking for a free photo shoot and edits because you are friends - Creatives are constantly fighting to be recognised and therefore, paid for the service they provide and value they add.

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The way we define productivity changes and becomes unrealistic. Generally, some say it's best to post every day on Instagram or at least three times a week. Imagine coming up with a unique creative concept you're happy with, booking a whole team, finding models, securing a studio, actually shooting, cleaning up and then retouching and editing everything - and that every single day up so you can post something the same evening. How well developed will the concepts be? How happy will you be with the outcome? How many paying clients are you missing out on? How much time will be left for friends and some downtime?

Amidst all of that, actually being

Time vs creation

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Doing many things at once, trying to move forward fast.

All by yourself.

Find a new hobby once your hobby becomes your job.

find time to even be creative again.

Mini Meltdowns all inclusive.

Highly recommend this video by Sound and Music that highlights different creatives and how they experience a creative block and pressure.

I wrote this because I realised it can feel all so isolating to work through these thoughts and blocks by yourself without having anyone that can relate. It also helped me to vent my frustrations, ngl.

So, if you are now feeling a little less helpless but obviously wonder what you can do to cope with this: check out this post I wrote :)

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