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How hard it is to be a digital artist and a caregiver ?

I'm a caregiver, and it's pretty hard when it comes to dedicate time for what I love the most.

My mother is disabled, and she has a lot of diseases, and I'm the only child taking care of her. It's me and her in this world. When it's time to take a decision, I sometime have to sacrifice what is the best for me. And I know how difficult it could be for any caregivers in this world. I know the feeling of loving so mush fashion and knowing my day will be ruffed, I chose to put on very casual and old clothes to be able to fight my day. I sometimes dream just to get away for a few weeks and sleep.

Not only that, but I wish to give better condition to my mother, so she never complains. But here are the few reasons why it's so hard and what you can do to find success in both area of your life !

Being a digital artist is a demanding and rewarding career, but it can be especially challenging for those who are also caregivers. Whether you are caring for a child, an aging parent, or a loved one with a disability, the added responsibilities of caregiving can make it difficult to find time and energy for your art. Here are a few of the challenges that caregivers may face as digital artists:

• Limited time: Caregiving can be a full-time job, leaving little time for other pursuits. It can be difficult to find time to create, let alone promote your art.

• Lack of energy: Caring for a loved one can be physically and emotionally draining, leaving you with little energy for your art.

• Limited resources: Caregiving can be expensive, and the added financial burden can make it difficult to afford the equipment and software needed for digital art.

• Social isolation: Caregiving often requires a lot of time at home, which can lead to social isolation. This can make it difficult to connect with other artists and promote your work.

Despite these challenges, many caregivers are able to find ways to balance their caregiving responsibilities with their art.

Here are a few tips for managing the demands of caregiving while also pursuing your art:

• Set boundaries: It's important to set boundaries and make time for your art, even if it's just a few hours a week.

• Seek out support: There are many resources available for caregivers, including support groups, respite care, and financial assistance. Don't be afraid to seek out help when you need it.

• Find ways to be efficient: Look for ways to streamline your art process, such as using shortcuts or batch processing.

• Utilize technology: There are many tools and resources available online that can help you promote your art and connect with other artists.

• Don't be afraid to ask for help: If you are struggling to balance your caregiving responsibilities with your art, don't be afraid to ask for help. It's okay to ask for support from family and friends, or to hire a professional caregiver to give you a break.

Being a digital artist and a caregiver can be a tough balancing act, but it is possible to find success and fulfillment in both roles. By setting boundaries, seeking out support, and finding ways to be efficient, you can manage the demands of caregiving while also pursuing your passion for art.

I sometimes feel like because my time and energy is limited, I cut into the fat of the creative process and find myself doing a very excellent job. Furthermore, I realize that I'm faster and better than others in what I do when I dedicate my time to my art, because for example, I don't have time to second doubt my self. I don't have time to worry about what other people think of my work. Not only that, but I don't have time to be preoccupied by my insecurities and yet less time to express them to someone. I always have to move on to the next step, which make me better at what I do. I surely need a social life, but since I'm the best in everything in my life, people always seek for my help. So in a way, I prefer to be alone and look for people that have the same drive. Having this challenge in life, makes me a better artist and a better person. So if you are facing the same challenges, be proud of yourself.

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