Hello! I'm a newcomer to Substack and found you as I'm interested in burnout too. I also quit my job last year to work for myself, from a different field (education and healthcare), so it is interesting to compare notes, and inspiring to see what you are doing :) The sense of taking back your own power really resonates with me - I think getting burnt out naturally erodes your sense of capability, self-trust, confidence. Last summer I enjoyed having this song as an anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeWB5xzSjgU (different vibe to the music you shared in the previous month's post which was also lovely). This musical collective (Steamdown) are based down the road from me in London (UK) and the message of the song reminded me to reclaim my power. Anyway, I look forward to more, and if you're interested to know more of my story, please check out my Substack (The Reconnect - if there's nothing there yet it's because I'm clicking send on the first post later today :D).

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One year already?

You are so right about creativity. I haven't made space for it in my life for a while now. And I can feel it taking its toll. Even a simple step like picking up my guitar and strumming some chords feels so good. Need to do more of that. And work on giving myself permission to create for the sake of creating. Part of my brain immediately jumps "What will this be for? Will you release it? What artist name will you release it under? Pitch it for Film/TV?" I find it so difficult to turn off that side of my brain :(

All that to say that what you've done and are doing is inspiring me and many others I'm sure. Take care Dondrea and look forward to the next one.

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by dondrea

Can’t believe it’s been one whole year already! I’m really proud of you and totally can see all the work you did on yourself this past year. Keep it up and love you soooo much! ❤️🥰

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