I am grateful for such an open and supportive community of stationers and calligraphers.
I believe that when we are friends with each other, even though we may technically be competitors, it makes the comparison game go away and instead of comparing or being envious of someone else's opportunity or work, we can be happy for our friend.
I have been there and have played the comparison game too. I think everyone has. However, just because someone else's work is amazing does not make your work any less valuable. I promise, there are enough clients and enough projects to go around.
Envy and discouragement get us nowhere and weigh our hearts down. Being genuinely happy for and encouraging others and doing our own best work brings freedom and joy.