Hello! Bubba here. Today, I want to open up about a topic that's been weighing on my mind lately: self-doubt. As a spoonie running my own business, it's easy to fall prey to imposter syndrome and question my abilities. But guess what? I'm learning to conquer those doubts and embrace my unique journey, one wax melt at a time.
Living with a chronic illness is no walk in the park (I need a crutch at best)! Some days, just getting out of bed can feel like a monumental achievement. So, when I decided to start my own business, those nagging thoughts of "Am I capable enough?" and "What if I fail?" were bound to creep in. It's a natural response, and many of us who walk this path have experienced it.
Imposter syndrome can be a real roadblock to success. We compare ourselves to others who may have the same illness, and it's easy to feel inadequate. But let me tell you something important: no two people experience an illness in the same way. Each of us has a unique journey, with our own set of challenges and triumphs. It's crucial to remember that and never compare ourselves to anyone else.
Overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome starts with acknowledging our own worth and abilities. It's about recognizing that we have something valuable to offer the world, regardless of our physical limitations. So what if we can't climb mountains or run a bustling business like others? We all have different passions and talents, and those are what make us truly shine.
For me, that passion lies in wax melt making. It's my creative outlet, my therapy, and my way of achieving something meaningful. Even if I'm not making huge profits or constantly selling out, the joy I find in creating beautiful melts is a victory in itself. So, if drawing or any other activity brings you a sense of accomplishment, embrace it! Do it for yourself, without worrying about external validation.
In the end, my achievements aren't solely about sales numbers or climbing the entrepreneurial ladder. They're about finding joy, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose on my own terms. So, my fellow spoonies, remember that it's okay to take a different path. Focus on what makes you feel accomplished, and never underestimate the power of doing something you love.
Together, let's embrace our unique journeys and celebrate our achievements, no matter how big or small. Remember, you're doing amazing, and you deserve all the happiness in the world.
Until next time, keep melting and keep shining.
Lots of Love