Society & Culture
"Find your lane" - Colleen Ward
My latest interview is with Cleveland native, Colleen Ward, who is the owner / operator of Colleen Ward Studio, www.colleenwardstudio.com.
Colleen has several talents - photography, art, digital editing, to name a few - and has found a way to direct her passions into a business endeavor. For this interview, Colleen discusses her path to starting her own business, but also how imperative it is to "find your lane" - discover what you do well, what your style is, and then cultivate your strengths. But, also the importance of surrounding yourself with those who differ from you creatively. In this way, you can expand yourself artistically.
This balance, I can attest to, is imperative for writing stories. If I am stuck in a vacuum, then I am unable to find what works and ultimately, what doesn't. What simply interests me and what I'd like to emulate. Yet at the end of the day, we must find time to rest from our creative pursuits. All hustle and no rest drains us quickly so we have to find that healthy balance if we are going to properly utilize our gifts.
A big thanks to Colleen for letting me talk to her about her creative endeavors!
Again, you can check her work out at www.colleenwardstudio.com and you can follow her on Instagram @colleenwardstudio
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