Yesterday was a what the fuck, big feels, sacred rage, everything is pissing me off kind of vibe.
I forget every year it’s coming but we get to this point of winter & my tolerance & capacity are just gone.
Right now I’m sitting with — seasonal depression, ran out of my meds, & actively working through trauma related triggers that have to do with work. While we’re launching a program.
Great. (This was written in late January 2022).
It drives me nuts seeing stuff on social media where we’re always trying to “fix” the unhappiness.
I just want to be a messy human with big feels & legit mental health lows that are a valid response to what’s happening in the world.
I saw an IG post recently that talked about how burnout is actually a sign of your nervous system responding appropriately to the overwhelm that is occurring around you & within you.
But there’s so much gunk in online business social media around needing to look like you have your shit together, your business is great, & that you don’t have real problems in the present because otherwise that threatens your authority.
People might not see you as worthy, competent, or successful.
I don’t want authority — I want y’all to know that all this stuff Meg & I have been talking about that we unpack inside Creative Differences and in the Creative's Space — I need it to. I’m using it now.
Our approach of validating capacities, needs, values, & building flexible systems — I’m utilizing all that right now to support me through this wave of emotions & depletion.
The world is so draining.
It doesn’t have to be this way but it is.
So while you’re navigating this exhausting world, let’s approach business & art with validation of what you’re going through.
Let’s not “fix” you.
You’re not broken. Society is.
So as best I can to do my part bit by bit to push back against this depleting society & care for entrepreneurs, I will do this.
In a way that feels honest.
And honestly? I’m right there with you — needing lots of space & support for running a business as a low energy human.