So I’ve been home from school for almost 2 months! I can’t believe it! I began my summer with so many ideas of what I could do with all of my days, however, my main goal (to make as much money for my time abroad in England in the fall) has really taken over my life. Which, in a way, is understandable because I really do need to work my butt off so that I can do everything that I want to do when I go abroad. But in another way, I need to make better use of my time in the present, while still looking forward to my exciting distant future.
The good news is that my passport has arrived and my plane ticket is bought so now I can really start getting ready for my trip; the bad news is that I’ve been working so much that I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the art side of my life.
The best news is that it is July, it is a new month, and it is never to late to start something good! So I guess in this blog I am saying that sometimes being an artist you can feel stuck or that you don’t have time for art. There are so many things that your 14-16 hours a day go to and everyone has to figure out how art fits into them. At school it was easy because I had art classes and art homework. But now that I am on my own to do the art and design that I want, it somehow makes it harder for me. I am going to keep trying to figure out what works for me!
Whether you are stuck in the middle of a project, job, or the middle of summer, sometimes you just have to take a step back and regroup. If it’s time to start fresh, then take some time to figure out what is important.
(As I am finishing this post, Jason Mraz’s song: Jason Mraz 3 Things came on my shuffled playlist and it’s just really ironic because it really fits the things that I’m writing. So if you have the chance, listen to that song while you’re reading this!)