The key to change...is to let go of fear.
- Rosanne Cash
That's one of my favorite quotes of all time. Probably because its one of the most honest things I've ever read.
Its something I'm trying to embrace right now because I'm at that point again: change. Really, if you think about it, it shouldn't be that difficult of a thing to deal with. We're faced with it constantly. I don't know too many people that can say they set about life one way and never had to change. Anything. Ever.
Just doesn't happen.
I didn't make it public knowledge, mostly because I didn't feel it was needed, but I've been on a break from work for quite some time now. And now its time to get back into the game.
Which means trying to balance out art and a full time job again.
I've been here before. Most of my life actually. I mean, who hasn't? I'm not the only one who has several balls in the air. Life is a juggling act, that's just the way it is.
I've really enjoyed my time, being a full time artist. But I think that this is not the point in my life for that right now. I need to do both. Luckily I'm stubborn enough of a woman that I won't let things go so the art is here to stay. As are my goals for this year.
I expect that they will change and stretch with me as I move through the year. More then I expected when I initially wrote them but you know what? I'm okay with that. I firmly believe that everything in this life happens for a reason so this change is where I'm supposed to be right now.
I'm looking forward to talking about this with you, actually. I don't think that having a full schedule (no matter how bursting at the seams it may be) means eliminating creativity and art. There is always space for it, no matter how quickly time flies by.
It doesn't have to come in huge bursts or grand gestures. Small and steady. Things get done and your creative soul continues to build.
So I'm hoping you'll take this journey with me. I'm expecting it to be a long one but most certainly an interesting one.