Wow Oona, you hit the nail on the head!
This is so true for some many talented and tenacious people.
I’m wondering/learning/realizing that if we just “let go” and start going with our gut on design and planning choices instead of going with the rubber stamp, that we get taken care of by the money gods. It’s happening for me right now. I’m definitely sticking my neck out there, but so far it’s carrying me places I hadn’t even realized existed and are certainly “greener pastures”.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely experiencing the fear side too. That can do a real number on your head and totally get in the way of true happiness. But you know, when you step back and think about from where did you make choices in your life and in your career, did you make them from a place of fear or from a place of inspiration and passion? You want to be able to say you really lived in the latter. I wish I could say I did this all of the time, but I’m definitely braver than I once was.