Let’s chat about the ELEPHANT 🐘 in the room, shall we? Why did I ‘disappear’ from creating social media content for 5 months?
Simply put - the type of content I created ‘clashed’ with my professional work scope then. Don’t want to go into details, but I ended up feeling pretty devastated and demoralised even though I somewhat understood where the company was coming from. I had put in hours of blood sweat and tears into scripting, filming and editing my content, and it was something I was incredibly proud of!
It’s hard when you put in so much hope and effort into something, just to have to stop halfway.
Internally, I could feel myself withering away bit by bit, like there was a certain amount of disgruntledness I just couldn’t shake off. So I did the only thing I knew and I shut my unhappiness out, and drowned my sorrows by over indulging in - you guessed it - food 🍟 and TV 📺.
So when it came down to it, I guess this was actually one of the factors in my decision to move - and just a few weeks after my move, I’m pretty sure I did the right thing by myself.
I never knew how much not being able to ‘create’ actually weighed me down.
It’s really odd, but I feel like I’ve somewhat gained ‘a new life’ with my new creative freedom. I’m able to finally breathe and I have more energy to continue to pursue my journey of building a following. Honestly though - I never would have known how much I enjoyed content creation until this happened to me - so I’m still grateful to the company no matter what. I’m also incredibly grateful and lucky that my current company is super supportive of my creative endeavours. Whether through YouTube, TikTok or my Newsletter - I’m ready to continue this journey ahead seriously!
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them - Walt Disney
So really, thank you for relentlessly following this journey 💛 I really appreciate all the continued support!
Till next week!