It’s a delicate line between being confident in who you are and being easily swayed by others. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what everyone else is doing (the world of social media), that I actually start to lose sight of myself. It’s easy to look at someone else’s work that is successful and think that their lives, work, etc., etc., are better. I start to question who I am and the type of work I want to put out into the world. Yet a minute ago, I thought I had that figured out!
I’ve been trying to be really conscious of that line, that moment when all of the inspiration and external noise starts to harm, rather than help my creative life. I want social media to be a positive influence and something fun. If it’s ever starting to become a source of anxiety or negativity, it’s time to take a break! I highly recommend breaks. :)
Remember to always be looking inward; view your work as a unique expression of who you are. You’re the only one that can be uniquely you! So show the world who that is. :) I really think it’s the only way to guarantee long-term success.
Judy Garland said it best,
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”