If you’ve been following along with my recent Instagram posts, you know that I haven’t been going through the easiest time ever. Things are getting a little better now, but I was dealing with some burnout around the launch of my new course.
Don’t get me wrong — I am so incredibly proud of it and the feedback I’ve received so far, but I really pushed myself to the limits trying to get it out into the world as quickly as possible. I worked WAY more than I like to. There were many late nights and weekend work sprints just to get this done before my own (arbitrary) deadline.
After two weeks of doing that, I was feeling the impact. Admittedly, I was in a major funk.
To get myself out of it, I found myself repeating a little mantra that has always really helped me during tough times:
“You’re not alone.”
I don’t know about you, but I feel like there’s a lot of toxic positivity on the internet, especially on Instagram where I spent the most time. It can make you feel like if you’re struggling, you’re doing something wrong. But really, that’s just life; it happens to all of us. I want to help normalize both the ups and downs so no one feels alone in their struggles, even if they’re small ones!
If you have a mantra that you use in these situations, please share it with me in the comments! I just think this is so helpful and I would love to hear what helps you!
In addition to the course I launched in April, I also got a chance to work with some really amazing clients on their brand identities. I created a brand identity for a girl's clothing line, a realtor and an online community for tween and teen girls. Because these brands have not yet been released to the world, I thought of sharing with you the concepts that didn't make the cut.
I am so incredibly lucky to do this work, and yes, even though I get crazy busy sometimes, I am always so grateful for this life. 🙏🏼 I just have to remember to take it easy, give myself some grace, and maybe extend my own due dates *just* a little so I don’t have to burn myself out. 😊
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Karla is an award-winning designer, branding expert and mentor. She has designed for brands including BRIT+CO, Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, Facebook, and more.