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Ditch Perfect: my slow + sustainable approach to running a creative business

Life has a way of throwing curveballs when you least expect it.

If you’ve been hanging out with me on Instagram recently, you know that I’ve been busy dodging curveballs over the last few months.

From learning to manage my chronic illness to navigating a severe depression... it all resulted in a dramatic shift in my personal life and in my business too.

I've had to prioritize my mental health over any kind of social life and other outside expectations, put some firm boundaries in place to guard my energy + slow down significantly, which led me to discover the slow living movement.

This has also led to a new way of looking at + managing my perfectionism and I help other creatives do the same: the Ditch Perfect way.

I sat down to write this blog post about why I believe in running a slow business, but I quickly realized it’s all intertwined. Slow living, slow business, ditching perfect: it all comes from the same place, rooted in the same beliefs.

Plus, I don’t believe in separating work and life in two neat little boxes. My work infuses my life and my life inspires my work.

I’m still very much in the beginning stages of recalibrating my life and my business + prioritizing a slow and steady lifestyle for myself. I can’t wait what this lifestyle, this business philosophy, this Ditch Perfect way has in store for me in the months to come.

But here’s what I believe about ditching perfect + embracing slow living and slow business.

Here’s where I got started.

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