Getting started is difficult. Trust me, I know! It’s one of the hardest parts about being a creator or just being a human being, in general. I’m currently writing this a little after 2am on a Thursday, in hopes of getting inspired to doing something else.
I’ve spent the last 10 years trying out different ways to photograph, edit, and create, but it hasn’t given me much fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong though, I love what I do! It’s just the fact that I know that I’m capable of doing more with my time and opportunities.
I recently figured out that since I don’t have problems socializing, I can use that to my advantage in marketing. So naturally, I quit my job in healthcare to pursue my creative side. That was a huge jump! Scary almost because I wasn’t sure if I would be successful or even financially stable with that alone, I just knew I had to hustle and learn. Beginning anything is just scary because you fear the “What if’s” and the chance that you could just fail. That’s normal! But you won’t know unless you try, and that’s what I keep telling myself.
Becoming a full time content creator at first is not the most consistent line of work. It’s been about two months now, and I’m still freaking out when it comes close to the time rent is due, but it helps because in the time that I have been using to connect with people, I’ve learned and had so much support in getting new skills down. Not many people can say that and I’m very blessed! Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be able to book more gigs and make more money. But the important things that I’ve found that helps is to learn new things DAILY (even if it’s small) and practice your skill trade. I was always a fan of the phrase “quality over quantity” but if you practice every single day whether it’s painting, writing or content creating, it’s important to continue so you get great at what you’re doing. Hence, “quantity becomes quality”. So start something today and keep doing it. You won’t become DaVinci but you will become a better you, in time.
Sincerely, Lindsey Nhingsavath