Overnight Success Does Not Exist

Overnight success doesn't exist.

It's days like today that I'm ready to throw in the towel, not only as an artist, but also as a mother.  This is VERY difficult for me to write about, but I want to be completely honest with you.  The one idea I continue to hold onto is the fact that I know I'm not alone.  This fact keeps me moving forward everyday.  I'm here to speak my truth.  If I can help just one of you, it'll make it all worth it.


Many days, I'm running on E

I barely keep it together when my patience runs out.  As productive as I attempt to be each day, I ask myself often if it makes sense for me to keep spinning my wheels while getting nowhere and having nothing to show for it.  Somewhere in-between work and raising three young children, I attempt to carve out time to be creative.  When I'm exhausted and uninspired, I do it anyways.  Although, this idea of growing slow is getting really old.


Patience is key

The truth is, all this hard work is worth it.  There's no such thing as an overnight success.  While waiting in this messy middle, I continue to practice gratitude for all the blessings in my life.  The process might be slow, but I can say with confidence that I'm on the right path.  The three blessings that are my children remind me daily about the importance of the little things.  As a result, I continue to do one small thing each day, regardless of my exhaustion.  I was born to create, I have no other choice.

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Life doesn't come easier for me than you.

Because I was born with very little filter, I talk out loud about the hard things in life.  Let's start some conversations because nobody deserves to feel alone. What are you struggling with these days?  Comment below.

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