Welcome to my new casual blog post series. This is where I am going to write about something that's been on my mind in a casual way, sometimes without pictures to accompany my thoughts. Not that I'm not super casual already, but most of my blog posts involve giving out some of my advise. These posts will be more about soliciting my reader's advice for any dilemmas I may be having. Let's begin!
Recently I've been thinking a lot about art and being an artist. I, by no means, would consider myself an artist, but I am trying to ease my way into that world and it's damn difficult. There's something quite exhausting about working hard to create things that it almost doesn't feel worth it at the end...almost. I'm sure many people have felt this way about their art, but it's different to actually experience it and know what all those musicians or painters are talking about with their "artist angst". No matter how much you create and how much positive feedback you get in return, it never quite feels good enough and that's where I'm usually floating. In the unknown. The space where I don't know if what I'm doing matters or if it's just fluff on top of fluff.
Since quitting my office job I've been applying to as many freelance writing positions as I can. I've gotten a few bites here and there, but the right opportunities haven't come up just get. This hippie lifestyle is hard! My goal for the next few months is to work part-time in a local shop and try to find some companies or sites that'll pay to have little ol' me writing for them. I plan on documenting my journey in a few more of these casual, spur-of-the-moment posts so that I can hold myself accountable in a way.
I'd love to know what you think about the creative lifestyle and if you've had a hard time finding what's right for you.