“You’re feeling the right feelings.” I’ve been saying this often recently in response to people who are working on concert experiences (including myself!) and feel exasperated, frustrated, despondent with either circumstances, other people, or whatever roadblock they’ve encountered. The thing is that concerts are tiring, frustrating work–oftentimes with no payoff for months or even years. There isn’t any “best” way to handle everything–it comes down to the specific individual and circumstance. But all of these feelings–coupled with the motivation of hope and other positive feelings–are exactly what you should be feeling. Things are frustrating, tiring, exasperating at times. Maybe you don’t know what to do–but at least, you can know that what you’re feeling is perfectly valid, and oftentimes expected. You’re not alone.
So feel those feelings, while you work on a plan to move towards your project goals.