Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I WRESTLE

No picture today, and here's why...
I've been feeling a bit scatter-brained this past few weeks, and my blog (or lack of blogging) reflects it. I recently had the opportunity to go to work as an admin at a local business.  I'm very happy to have this job, my co-workers are exceptional people, and the workplace is a very pleasant environment.
But...
My creativity has taken a back seat to the necessity to earn a living.
I haven't been able to get in enough painting time.  I now juggle all my family time, household chores time, and everything else time with a 25-30 hour work week.  I'm wrestling with myself, because at heart, I am and always have been an artist.  I've held many other jobs in my life and been quite successful at most of them, but the constant, the one I mention when people ask me what I do, the one I LOVE is that I'm an artist.  It's an extension of my heart.  It's what makes life make sense to me.
So I wrestle.

In the wise words of the late Steve Jobs:

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]


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