Being and Becoming a Self Made Creative Entrepreneur
Weighing the Risks of Investing in your Dreams
It’s ok if you try something new and it doesn’t work out as expected. Taking risks is part of the creative path-free styling, navigating life transitions, following passion and intuition, and enjoying the journey.
There is no failure, only opportunities to learn and adapt.
My Journey of Self Liberation and Being Non-striving
As a recovering workaholic (Superwoman) I’m still learning how to stop over-performing, letting go of cultural conditioning to constantly produce. Aside from societal conditioning, I am someone who dreams big. Because of my passion, I am highly ambitious and I feel the need to take whatever action is needed to build my creative visions. My process of transitioning into creative entrepreneurship and community organizing has been my driving force for the past two years. Because my creative vision is multi-dimensional and infinite, I am always finding myself mentally creating light years ahead of where I am physically in my life. I am still learning how to ground my creative imagination so that I can produce in a way that is sustainable-financially, mentally, emotionally, and physically as a self-supporting student and creative who is fighting for financial stability.
Life in Transition
This season of my life is showing me that it’s time to let go of doing more than I can do. This process is enlightening because it reveals how many expectations I was holding onto. Even as a creative entrepreneur, deciding to create in my own unique way, I felt like having a social media following, website, business cards, and promo material was the way to go. I even felt a sense of inadequacy without these physical representations. While none of those ideas were wrong, I’ve just had to accept that this path is not sustainable for me in this season. It challenges me to go back to my creative drawing board and find alternative ways to promote my offerings.
I am finding myself grateful for every experience that causes me to step back and slow down. As I build community through dance, yoga, and wellness, I am learning that small community impact is much more valuable to me than building a massive following of people who don’t know me personally, but are watching me from the outside. It fuels me to be even more grateful for all the resources I have right here and now within myself and within my small network of fellow creatives.
Spiritually Rooted: I am enough, I have enough, I do enough.
Each day, I am moving deeper into total acceptance and non-resistance towards my current life position. I am letting go of unrealistic expectations and social comparisons that come from living in a capitalistic, hyper-productive, social media obsessed culture. I try my best to tune out those influences because I know they are not in alignment with who I am. I am enjoying my soulful existence, doing what feels good to me in mind, body, and soul.
Acceptance and Letting go: I own nothing
Every day I reflect on my inner process of holistic growth, peace, balance, and personal freedom. I accept that I will never be famous on the internet or in real life because I am not willing to compromise my peace or my values for the sake of appealing to a mass audience. I may never own a house, car, or travel the world. It is possible that I will maintain my path of sacred solitude without partnership and all of this is ok because I know who I am and I love who I am. No matter what happens in my life, I will still be me and I will still be here living my purpose in peace, love, joy, and power.
Being non-striving in all aspects of my life allows me to experience new levels of peace and contentment. I know that I AM the vision, the vision lives in me. I don’t have to be dependent on external forces to live my Highest human potential. I am rooted in my own path of detachment. For me, emptiness is sacred. I strive to own nothing and hold on only to love, joy, and peace.
By having nothing, I am everything.