I know this post is a month late, but hey it’s better late than never right?! We are now more than half way through the year and I’m still asking myself where has the time gone. For me this year was about not letting fear hamper me from getting what I want. I set several makeup artistry goals for myself and although I haven’t completed all of them (yet), I must say I am proud of what I have accomplished so far.
The past couple of months have been difficult for me mentally, emotionally and creatively. The latter being the area that really had me doubting myself. I never thought I would get to a point where I would be creatively drained. I try not to be so hard on myself and allow myself to have down days sometimes even down weeks but I am always able to refocus by reminding myself of my Why.
Another big struggle for me is discipline and consistency. By the time I get home all I want is my bed! The thought of using my brain after my 8 hour work day plus an hour and half commute home is just way too much for me. I sometimes wonder, how am I going to be a full-time Freelance Makeup Artist, if I can’t even do it part time. To help with this issue, I created mini weekday goals that I give myself an hour a night to work on; this has helped tremendously with my productivity. Even with these setbacks, I have been able to accomplish the following goals so far:
- Setting up several shoots with photographers whose esthetic is similar to mine
- Doing live videos for my social media accounts
- I hit my follower goal on my Facebook Fanpage, its the little things
- Recorded my first IG TV video
- Saying yes even when I’m scared to
- Engaging with other Makeup Artist
- Practicing the techniques that I’m weak at.
- Allowing myself to fail without beating myself up
With the third quarter slowly coming to an end, I really want to push through my comfort zone as a Makeup Artist. I’m extremely proud of what I’ve accomplised so far and I plan to use the next couple of months to really hone my skills and prepare for 2019 😮.
Until next time…