Thursday, May 6, 2010

To dream or not to dream...


Earlier in the year I quit my day job in order to try to make a living by doing what I love - creating.

It's several months later and I'm yet to make any money. Now I'm trying to decide whether I should start looking for another office job to pay the bills (hoping that I'll have some energy left over to continuing following my creative pursuits at the same time), or whether I keep doing what I love.

I hated working in an office environment. I didn't feel remotely connected to what I was doing and every day blurred into the next. Get up, go to work, come home, eat, bed, work etc.

So how do I find a balance between facing the practicality of needing to pay my mortgage, while also desperately wanting to do something that is meaningful to me and fulfills me. We only have one life time. I don't want to spend it doing something that makes me miserable.