Don’t worry, I’m not quitting but over the last few weeks I can’t help that I’ve had this feeling I have.
As many people know I am without a job for the last year. I’ve been offering my services as a photographer for the last six months and I’ve had varying success with people hiring me as to take their photos but recently that has stopped.
How I keep myself occupied is keeping up to date with my various social media blogs, daily cosplay photo from my collections, spreading the posts made on our newly born website. I’ve been very proactive in trying to make the website a bit more of a fun, informative site which everyone can benefit.
I still have people wanting to shoot with me and waiting for people to make time for me as I know balancing life, social and cosplay isn’t easy. I even tried to reach out and ask them if we can shoot together but I either don’t get a response or get a polite no from them, which is fine and don’t take it personally, as I know my photography style and experience isn’t for everyone and still have lots to learn.
Over working myself
I don’t know if I am over working myself, pushing myself too much on my social media work and website, hoping to get work from the photography side. I think my thought have been about quitting, as things how I thought things would go during my time away from work would be more involving and exciting but things so far have been patchy.
I think the advice I need to take which I give to others, if things are getting too much, you need to step away from things, cosplay is only a bit of thing and shouldn’t be a source of stress or anxiety. I don’t plan to step too far back, but will be evaluating my approach to things and may take a lesser role. Also will be looking for a job so my time to do location shoots maybe less. Fingers crossed.
Let me know if you have thought about quitting but haven’t and what was the reason which kept you going.