When You Feel Like Giving Up {Personal & Professional}

We’ve all had that moment that we feel like giving up.  Whether it’s with our jobs, the monotony of daily life, a special project that we’re working on – the feeling of wanting to give up just sucks.  You don’t feel inspired.  You miss your passion.  You feel like someone could sweep in and do it better.

Here’s what I’m going to tell you: you aren’t alone in those feelings.  We all get them.  We live in this world of “glamorized” lives on social media.  I had a client use that term the other day and it fit perfectly.  Everyone else has their shit together.  Everything is fine.  Life is wonderful.  You’re booking 850 weddings per year, and taking time at the spa while you do it because you’ve got all your things figured out.


The biggest question is how to come out of it – how to get back into the swing of things, and how to find your passion again.  Why are you doing what you’re doing?  Is it worth feeling the way you feel?  Chances are, you started because you felt like you really wanted to pursue something – whether it’s photography, education, being an epic social media manager.  Do you feel the same way now?

If I’m being transparent, I’ve had moments like that – of self-doubt, and wondering if I should keep doing what I’m doing.  Then I have moments like I did yesterday: Piper making me a tea party before school.  Coming home to two girls who snuggled the daylights out of me while we watched tv.  They’re my why.

Being a business owner is hard.  Don’t give up.  It’s all worth it in the end.

What’s your why?  Why do you do what you do?  Hold onto those reasons, that spark –  because once it’s gone, giving up can be inevitable.  Its also important to remember that if you do, it’s not failure – especially if you’re looking towards the future for what comes next.


  1. Ashton says:

    Perfect post, friend.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t know anybody that can’t relate to this. Well said, friend.

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