Oh, hey there. I thought I'd pop in for #fridayintroductions to let you know I'm still here. 😉 I've been a little quiet because I'm dealing with several medical things. In fact, I should find out today if I'll need eye surgery. (Which really freaks me out.) But, did you know that May is mental health awareness month? One in twenty five Americans deals with a mental health illness that significantly impacts their life. I'm one of those. In addition to my growing list of medical diagnosises, I have clinical depression. I've taken meds for it for a long time and I'm very grateful for them. Therapy has been really helpful as well. But I still have flares. Especially when I'm dealing with stressful things. Like medical uncertainty and the realities of being a military family. Being an entrepreneur puts us at even greater risk. There's a lot of stress that comes with dream chasing. If you are dealing with mental health issues, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Going to say that one again. You are not alone. I'm not ashamed to help end the stigma around mental health challenges by admitting that I'm 1 in 25. It's also really important to note that mental illness is a legitimate illness. It requires holistic treatment and not just an attitude or mindset sift. Good vibes and focusing on the positive isn't a cure for depression and anxiety. So, be sensitive with your advice. Don't downplay someone's struggle by handing out over-simplified advice. #mentalhealthawareness #mymentalwellnessmatters #depressionsurvivor #mycreativebiz #calledtobecreative #creativepreneur #creativecommunity #communityovercompetition
Talking about the truth about after stories & the messy middle in my email today. 😳You can check it out at the link in my bio.
@adobecreate and @anywayscreative killed it with this quiz! #mycreativetype is the Thinker. Pretty spot on 😉 🤔 I also pretty much always need this reminder: Try not to get too caught up in concepts and abstractions, dear THINKER. Great ideas are meant to be brought to life. You can find the quiz at mycreativetype.com
Happy Monday from @magnolia Visiting family and spending the day at what my kids call the Fixer Upper place. 😂 It's got me thinking. What's your big, wild dream for your business?