I don’t know about you but from time to time I find myself questioning whether or not the dreams I am pursuing are worth while. Being primarily self-employed, I would guess this feeling is common. Gawd, it’s awful sometimes. There are several days where I stop and ask myself, “Why don’t I just drop it all and get a cubicle gig? At least I’d have a steady paycheck, insurance, societal acceptance, blah blah blah.”
Very quickly after my pity party I remind myself that, although this path that I have chosen may not be the easiest, it is the right choice for me. I’ve had the cubicle job and it was terrible. I’ve never lasted more than a few months at any job that I was unhappy with. Maybe that is really selfish; to think there could be a job that makes me happy. Oh wait, there is…photography! I do have an exciting opportunity that is in the works which involves spending three months in NYC this winter creating and promoting my art. YES PLEASE! All I can do is trust myself enough to follow through with that choice and hope that someday all of this work will pay off.
And, if nothing else, remind myself that if I’m not nervous about pursuing my dreams, I probably don’t want them bad enough.
Thanks to Elle for sharing the image above. It is exactly what I needed.