Have you been felt burnt out or overwhelmed with your new business or job or just life in general this past winter? Well, you ain't alone because this past winter has kicked my ass.


This post is extremely overdue; starting this business has already taught me so much about myself and what works and does not work for me in my routines, projects, finances, etc. but it's given me a bit of a slap in the face of reality.


I was a born overachiever, I don't know why, maybe it's my pure thirst for competition.


Overachievers set such high standards for themselves because they constantly want to be the best. I've realized that has not always led me to feeling my best.


Going 150% at every aspect of your life is going to lead to burn out; I feel like I am still recovering from the stress that college and school caused me, and I didn't even know until it was over.


At the end of last year I went head first into this business and worked every day for a couple months, which, looking at it is now, is obviously unsustainable but I could not see it until I worked myself into a breakdown.


I am starting to feel like I finally have some better balance and routines in place to help me emerge from my burnout den. Hungry to get back to creating.


I am so excited for the spring and summer season, maybe I can thank the longer days for 25% of feeling refreshed but who's counting?


This may not be you, but I want to show you that all the pieces and creative reels and whatnot on my social media may look like I am killing it but every day is a new challenge, but I am up for it.


Each day I am working to be okay with not being okay, and I am taking that into my small business days too. Not every day is going to be a killer day and that's a little bit more okay with me :)


Your compliments fuel me like a fresh kill straight out the den... graphic transition? Sorry bout it!!


Black and grizzly bears have started to and are emerging from their dens ready to scour the grounds for food to eat.


If you live in bear country or are planning to recreate this spring season remember to be bear safe and bear aware!


Here are some quick tips!

  • Carry bear spray when hiking (even around Bozeman, some have been seen close to town)

  • If you see a dead animal while hiking or footprints, turn around. Better to be safe than sorry.

  • As camping starts again, remember to secure ALL food before bed FAR from your tent.

  • Keep a close eye on your dogs, if yours is anything like mine they tend to be a bit too curious and might attract an unwanted visitor.

  • Keep your garbage in your garage until pick-up (garbage is a HUGE attractant to them, like giving candy to a baby)

  • Birds do not need bird feeders anymore, there are plenty of resources, KEEP THEM INSIDE for the spring/summer

  • If you see a bear, let it be unless you absolutely have to defend yourself. (most negative interactions can be avoided)

If you take these steps you can prevent bears from being euthanized due to negative human interactions.


Keep our bears alive! They are so important to our ecosystems and are vital for places like the GYE to thrive.


Thanks for reading this and being imperfectly perfectly YOU!

Cheers,

Anna



Watchlist:

- Bridgerton, The 100, Sense8

Podcasts:

- The how of business, Girls Gotta Eat, Smart Art Podcast


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Updated: Feb 13

Welcome to Imperfecte Perfectum or, in English, Imperfectly Perfect, a multimedia art and small business blog!


Writer: Anna Kidd

I have always loved writing; I think it is because it's similar to painting, instead of paint, using words. There are so many different styles and interpretations that you can portray through the arrangement of letters and phrases. It’s a beautifully creative art form.


As I grow Salices by Art Kidd Studio I keep thinking of ways to use my passion for writing alongside my art pieces which led me to this blog.


My A.D.H.D mind can not choose one media in art, which is similar to my writing; I like to dip my little toes in different styles and a blog allows me to share with you my collage of art and writing pieces.



BUT..... Before I really get into it I want to share with you what to expect from following this blog so you know what you are getting yourself into


What to expect:

  • The straight up HONEST truth about the process of starting a small business.

  • Poems, stories and creative writing pieces.

  • Art piece of the week.

  • Photos of my little life.

  • Art tutorials.

  • Imperfect perfection.

  • Past stories and the truth about my life and struggles of mine.

  • My stance on the mental, environmental, social health of our world.

  • Tips I’ve found helpful while starting a career in graphic design and multimedia art from a science degree.

  • Any art piece or print releases.

  • Q+A from you!

  • My watchlist/listenlist: what I am currently watching on TV and listening to for podcasts and my recommendations

  • Pieces on women who inspire me and how in general women ROCK!


I will be posting on Imperfectly Perfect once a week, follow me on instagram @art.kidd.studio to find out when a new blog post is up!


Scroll down for my 2021 recap :)


Graphic Art for my 2021 Motto: Sh*t Happens

2021's Motto: Sh*t Happens


Let's just say I am very excited for what 2022 holds for Salices by Art Kidd Studio.


2021 in general was filled with a lot of lows and extremely difficult days for me, and Salices, but it forced growth and strength from within. I am so excited to finally commit to my craft and expand into graphic design.


Since elementary school I have aimed for perfection: grades were the only way to measure success most of my life so that was what I chose to excel at because I could be "perfect". I loved to learn, which helped, but I LOVED to be the smartest -- that made me "more perfect"


What a bunch of bullsh*t, right? Thats exactly what I have to say looking back on the amount of stress and breakdowns school caused me for over a decade and for what? A degree that I am not even pursuing? It would be a lot funnier if I wasn't in thousands of dollars of debt. But that's America baby :/


Since graduating college I have learned to force myself to step back, look at the big picture and realize... you know what, sh*t happens but it is always for the best. My worst days are what create my best and my growth is sometimes disguised in mistakes.


A large transformation was with the people I surround myself with; 2020 and 2021 shed light on a lot of people's true colors and forced me to question the ones I once considered so close to me. I learned the same thing... sh*t happens and sh*t people happen but it makes me appreciate kindness 24/7 and love my true friends and family deeper.


But that doesn't make loss hurt less.


This all sounds so cliché, I know okay?

Low mental health has caused me break everything down to the basics.


I'm just taking it day by day and want to write it down, most of the time it comes out through my art pieces but I want to share the thoughts behind them as well.


Thank You !


Thank you for reading about my blog and a little window into my past year. I will be sharing more information about what I have learned so far in my life and small business to inspire you to take that leap in life or work. And maybe show you some artwork that inspires you to take it home :)


Check out my instagram to see more art pieces up close or click the button below to shop my in stock products!


Watchlist: Blacklist (Netflix), Last Man on Earth (Hulu), Euphoria (HBO Max)

Podcasts: Girls Gotta Eat, Smart Art Business




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