I've committed these last two years to learning an entirely new career—one that requires a lot of creativity. I didn't bank on the feelings of inadequacy that accompany this new path. I thought that when I found my thing I wouldn't cry about work anymore.
Wrong! I cry just as much now, but the trigger is different. I'm not crying out of boredom and dissatisfaction now. Now I cry because I feel like a failure. I'm not a failure, but my mind likes to make up stories like that. This new path requires me to be vigilant about not letting these thoughts break me down. Watching this video really helps: