Saturday, 27 October 2012
What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about what I want to do with the next stage of my life. It's not that I'm unhappy where I am. I am. I am truly lucky and appreciate my life. I think it's just as time ticks by we sometimes need to think about what we want to do into the future. When you're younger there seems to be so much time and so much possibility. As time goes by we seem to settle and decide that this is the way it is. Part of what I've decided to do is to focus on my art/buttons more in a way that gives me joy. I'm a person that doesn't like to say no to anyone - I need people to like me I guess - so I always try to accommodate. This often means I'm doing work which I'm not all that excited about and don't have enough time to explore all the ideas floating around in my head. I'll be honest - while I have a good day job - I do enjoy the funds I get from the buttons and veering away from them - even just a little could very well impact that. I've got dreams and part of my dreams have a financial component. I dream of a holiday or retirement place in the Caribbean somewhere. I love to travel and have been fortunate to be in a number of places. There are so many things I want to do. I feel if I say no to certain requests for custom orders that people will be disappointed in me and, of course, I'm turning down the money. I've said no a couple of times lately and it makes me feel very good. It's hard to do but I'll see where it takes me. That doesn't mean I won't do custom request but I'm going to pick and choose and try to get more balance (to the joyful side) of art again.