Working in a creative field can have its emotional ups and downs. While it can be deeply rewarding, there are some challenges intrinsic to these industries that make it hard to prioritise our mental health. Being a creative person can be awesome but also nerve-wracking. We want to make art or tell stories, but we need to pay our rent.
What if our art doesn’t pay the bills? Does that mean we’re not talented or worthy of our creative calling? What if our peers are more successful? What if our friends and family don’t understand or value what we do?