Life as a Visual Storyteller—Episode 39—7th September, 2015: When Should You Just Give Up and Do Something Else?

Sep 07, 2015, 10:56 PM

The struggling creative shouldn't be an accepted norm. It shouldn't be the standard. I'm guilty of casting the professional creative's life in that light. But I am conscious that, while I find it hard, this doesn't have to be your reality. There is no law that says, "Making a living as a creative shall be mind-crushingly difficult." In fact, I personally know successful creatives.

That raises a tricky question. One struggling creatives would rather not have to answer. At what point do you have to admit to yourself that you're not going to cut it as a professional creative? When do you bow out?

I admit freely that these are on my mind.