I’m an artist. A creative type. A creator.
It is a truly frustrating way to be. It’s like being subject to the decisions of a teenager for your entire life. Imagine knowing what you should be doing, understanding and seeing the bigger picture, and then promptly finding yourself staring at the ceiling wishing that connecting the dots didn’t require so much uncreative grind. You find yourself physically incapable of actually acting on the responsibilities you need to take care of.
Because the grind is called that for a reason.
It’s why even though you look at art or hear music or read a book and think, “I could do that better,” you haven’t – and you never will.
Being an artist isn’t actually about being talented. Sure, there are a lot of talented people. But they are not all artists. Not to mention that not all artists are equally talented – or arguably, even talented at all. (more…)
I have spent almost a year in virtual hibernation. No real movement towards my goals, radio silence on my social media accounts, projects left dead in the water.
Let’s discuss this for a minute.
What does it mean to discover yourself? What does it mean to figure out what’s important to you? What does it mean to be completely selfish for the first time in your life?
I’ve found a lot of answers and peace in exploring those questions.
It’s time for a re-evaluation of what’s coming down the pipeline for little old me, these days. The year 2013 has been a bizarre, strange time. I believe the last time I really made a post here was in September 2012. My friends, a lot of things have changed – and yet, so much is […]
I have a problem. That problem is that I have a million ideas, but no specific focus or outlet for making them become reality. This means that I plant a ton of seeds, and wait to see which ones take root. Sure, occasionally I accidentally stomp on some while I’m watering others — but the […]