I suffer from Impostor Syndrome - the idea that one's success is not earned based on talent and hard work, but based on luck, and said person could be exposed as a fraud at any moment. So I have crept around like a cat burglar at every job waiting for the moment when they figure it out. No matter my training, experience, and performance; somehow I always felt like I was hiding.Read More
Not that I thought it would be easy, but this is hard! For me, the most difficult part is staying on task because I have to be the one who does all the things, so my mind is jumping around and my to-do lists are impossibly long.Read More
This month, my journey begins as a full-time professional artist - more specifically, a pet portrait artist. In what I hope was not my most irresponsible decision ever, I quit my job, threw caution to the wind, and decided to follow my dreams!
It sounds so heroic when I write it out like that. In truth, it was ugly. It looked like many months of planning and saving and self-doubt. It looked like daily rides on an emotional roller-coaster. It looked like asking my husband every four days if he resents me for this. Shout out to Jeff for his unwavering support (now and always), and for giving me the courage to take this leap.Read More