Portrait of Chad Villarroel.

How to overcome the creative struggle

There’s nothing better than feeling good about what you’ve created. When I emerge from the creative process victorious, the high is unparalleled. However, self-deprecation is a constant companion. I am my toughest critic, always feeling as though I could have given more. You can’t escape it. I’ve learned to embrace this fight—the war I wage with mediocrity to produce something […]