27 January 2011

embracing change

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.


Donna said...

Good luck with that. I'll be reading to see how you do.

Being conscious and organized helps, but I have to admit that after a 12 hour work day not much that I can call creative happens when I get home.

Gisela Towner said...

You were doing so many wonderful and varied creative things before, when you were on the job, I have no doubt that you will continue with that this time.
You have a creative soul that will not be squashed!! :)

As long as you still will have a couple days to come play...LOL!


Deb H said...

I'm eager to watch how you adjust and see where the changes take you in your art making. I've found with every change in my life, my art takes on new influences too. Let it happen and revel in the the creative energy that change always brings with it.