I used to work for a photographer when I was young, taking green card pictures, portraits, whatever. I have some stories! My poor boss lost these people's wedding and they weren't happy. He was very old.
As someone who has made compromises only to make more compromises, I can feel your pain and hope you keep fighting and find a way to do what you love, even if it ends up that maybe you do different things.
I used to be a musician, went to college for it, but so many throat surgeries make it very bad for me to play. I went into writing alot, but my brain just doesn't catch things like it should. I have figured out one thing as an artist, if you do your art for yourself and maybe your kids, you can find great joy, great inspiration. I recently invested in music, but my throat swelled up for weeks after trying to play once. I'm getting to the point I just don't careabout
that and will play anyway.
I know I kinda worked until I just couldn't anymore. I did lose everything. I can't recommend that to anyone, but I'm glad I did what I did when I did because things only would have gotten worse. I know you will get a second wind and get going. Maybe there are some other life changes that can give you more energy and a chance to concentrate on your art and business.
Much love to you and wishing you superwoman strength.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids